• Tiny
  • enuffsaid
  • 1997 Ford Escort
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 100,000 miles

We just changed both and replaced with brand new ones, but the car will now turn over for about 1 minute or less then shut offs. It is fuel injected and the timing belt is good. What are we missing?

Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 5:05 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • 09emdog
  • Member

Check if you have spark! This can be tested by taking a wire (pref cylinder number 1) and taking a old spark plug and grounding it. It only will take a few seconds of cranking. If that doesnt work then on the passenger side of car towards fire wall will be a sensor called a crank shaft sensor if your car doesnt have a distributer. Unplug the sensor if you have one clean in with electrical cleaner then plug it back in.

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