2002 FORD ESCAPE STARTING PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • igiveupguy
  • 2002 Ford Escape

Engine Performance problem
2002 Ford Escape 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 114000 miles

vehicle running fine yesterday. Pouring rain all day and night. Will not start today. Fuel at fuel rail, battery voltage good. What can get wet or fail to cause no start?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 1:42 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Are you getting spark to the plugs? Here is a how to for checking:

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm

To answer your question, chances are ignition wires, distributor cap, coil... got wet and is shorting. If you open the hood at night and crank the engine, you may actually see a spark from something arcing from the water.

Check for spark and let me know what you find.

Joe

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 9:57 PM
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Elec ignition joe no dist cap 6 coils one for each plug no spark. Answer doesnt help

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 9:22 AM
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Crankshaft position sensor apparently got wet. Removed c, cleaned, blew whole connection with hair dryer, reinstalled. Vehiicle started right up.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 11:38 AM
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I'm glad you got it fixed. I was just listing possible things that can cause you to loose spark.

Regardless, thanks for using 2carpros. Com and have a great holiday.

Joe

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 9:40 PM

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