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Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD ESCORT
  • 170,000 MILES
Please help. I have a 99 ford escort. Was driving it thru snow and it lost power and quit. It cranks over and plugs are getting juice but aren't firin. When the engine cranks over it doesn't even sound right. It sounds off. Any ideas?
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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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Have compression checked as you may have a broken timing belt

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 11:45 PM
Tiny
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Compression seems to be good. The plug that runs into the ignition coil seems to be gettin juice on one prong? Is that normal?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Seems to be good? What is the reading?

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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Was ok cording to my half ass mechanic. He does dieseal for road commission
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 12:42 AM
Tiny
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Based on your description, it sounds like a broken belt or at least one that jumped time.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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This just happened to me on my 1998 escort. I checked EVERYTHING - except the timing. I could see the timing belt, so I assumed that wasn't the problem. Turns out that it just jumped the gears a bit and screwed up the timing. Apparently it's quite common for escorts to do that, according to my mechanic.
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Monday, January 21st, 2013 AT 4:06 PM

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