1995 Ford Escort Start up?

Tiny
PISTOLPETE
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
Recently I started my car so it could warm up, and it stalled after a minute. When I went to start it up again, I noticed that when I put the clutch in, the engine started craning(no key in the ignition). This was strange and never happened before. I put the key in the ignition and turned it on while it was turning over and it started. But if I put the clutch in all the way, it sounds as if the starter is on, and it makes a noise. Now I can only depress the clutch half way to shift so I don't grind the starter. I can do this, it it takes some getting used to. Any idea why my starter is still on when I'm driving?

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The ignition switch must be faulty. Sticking on. Do the ignition lights stay on?. When you press the clutch enough to connect the clutch start switch. It connects the circuit and the starter tries to crank over even though the engine is already running
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 3:58 PM
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Any tips on how to replace this?

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 4:26 PM
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DAVE H
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IGNITION SWITCH
Test for continuity between specified terminals with switch in each position. See Fig. 2. If continuity is not as specified, or is poor in any switch position, replace ignition switch.
Fig. 2: Identifying Ignition Switch Terminals (Escort & Tracer)


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Continuity should exist between terminals B1 and ST with switch in START position. Continuity should not exist with switch in any other position.
Continuity should exist between terminals B2 and ACC with switch in ACC or RUN position. Continuity should not exist with switch in any other position.
Continuity should exist between terminals B2 and IG1 with switch in START or RUN position. Continuity should not exist with switch in any other position.
Continuity should exist between terminals B1 and IG2 with switch in RUN position. Continuity should not exist with switch in any other position.
Continuity should not exist between terminals B1 and B2 with switch in any position.

Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove combination switch. See COMBINATION SWITCH under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Unplug ignition switch connector. Remove mounting screws and ignition switch. To install, reverse removal procedure.

COMBINATION SWITCH
Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Remove upper and lower shrouds. Unplug connectors. Remove switch from housing. To install, reverse removal procedure.

STEERING WHEEL
CAUTION:When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION section before disconnecting battery.

WARNING:Air bag system must be deactivated before any bag component is removed. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in the ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section.

Remove battery cables and do NOT touch the vehicle for 3 minutes .. air bag system is now deactivated ..

Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in the ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Remove air bag module. Unplug clockspring connector from module. Remove steering wheel bolt, remove vibration damper (if equipped), and reinstall bolt loosely.
Remove steering wheel. Remove and discard steering wheel bolt. Hold clockspring in place with tape after removing steering wheel. To install, reverse removal procedure. Install and tighten NEW steering wheel bolt to specification. Check AIR BAG light to verify proper system operation.
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