1996 Ford Escort Won't start

Tiny
EARL BISHOP
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  • 1996 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I replaced the 1.9 engine with a used engine. It initially started and ran excellant. I drove it and it later started to idle poorly. When I turned it off it would not start back up. I later noticed that the camshaft position sensor connector was not plugged in. Also I neglected to plug in the exhaust lines from the EGR tube that went to a sesnor on the firewall. I corrected both. Still won't start. I have 120 lbs compression all cylinders. All plugs firing. All injectors pulsing. Good fuel pressure. I pulled the IAC and plugged the hole with my finger. Good vacuum. I suspect the computer is not firing the plugs or the injectors at the right time. Normal cranking speed I tried disconnecting the battery for eight hours to reset the computer. No joy. Help please!
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 AT 9:23 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

If check engine light is on are you able to pull codes.

Could be TPS

What color is the Spark? It should be Bluish/white.

What is the fuel pressure? It should be 30 - 45 with key on engine off.

Have you checked the Timing?
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 AT 9:45 PM

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