1992 Ford Escort Engine died at highway speed and will not

Tiny
CEWILSONJR
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  • 1992 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 103,000 MILES
While driving down the highway at approximately 60 mpht he car died and would not restart. It turns over but doesn't start. None of the indicator lights are working yet the rest of the car has power I've aleady checked all of fuses what do I do now?
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 1:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
Check for spark at plugs if good then spray cabr cleaner into throttle body see if it fires. If you have a way to check voltage check fues links in underhood box.
Let me know
Thanks for donate
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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No spark at plugs, all under hood fuselinks and fuses appear to be good. I know that the engine is not getting electrical power but don't understand why there are no indicator lights at all, not even the brake light with the e brake applied.

I was thinking ignition module but I have never seen one of those affect indicator lights.
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
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Need to make voltage ckecks fuselinks can look good but they can be broken inside insulation
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 11:55 AM
Tiny
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Ok I will try that. Ignition module tested bad at auto zone. But after installing a new one still wont start
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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Fuse links are good still won't start still no spark at the plugs and still no indicator lights on dashboard (brake, check engine, oil pressure, etc)
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Check for voltage on dark blue wire at coil. Is this a 1.8L or 1.9L?
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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I dont have a dark blue I have a tan, light blue and green wire and there is no voltage to any of those wires and it is a 1.9
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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O.K. Think fault is in ignition switch can get to it? Cause indicator lights out and no power to coil if all fuses underhood and inside box are good that is only thing in common to effected circuits.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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I think I can get to it but it might take me a while. What do I need to do when I get there do I just relace the switch or is there something else I can try?
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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New ignition switch fixed it. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help and wish I could afford to donate more but I had to fix it myself because the Navy dosen't pay so much.

Thanks again!
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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That is great news your car was giving me fits but when I reread your first post the loss of warning lights was the clue. Was out of town last couple days and your post was welcomed news.
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 1:41 PM

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