1997 Ford Escort

Tiny
CECILI SHURTZ
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  • 1997 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
97 escort died in traffic. Trys to start but wont turn over. Fuel delivery is fine and the timing belt is ok was given code P1443. The spark at the plug is weak and some times not there.
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 7:02 PM

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Tiny
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This code is for the charcol canister purge valve sensor. This will not create a weak spark however. What color is the spark from the plugs? The weak spark can be plugs, plug wires, coil pack, or ignition module.
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 9:05 PM
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It is white and very faint
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 7:08 AM
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It should be blueish white or white that is a very hot spark. If it was red or yellow then I would find it a problem. So you have spark. Now how much fuel pressure do you have? The amount of fuel is irrelivent it is the pressure that makes the difference of weather or not an injector will open. That will be the other thing that will need to be checked is the injector pulse but one thing at a time.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 11:25 AM
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Would a bad charcol canister purge valve sensor be causing my car not to start
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 5:27 PM
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No it shouldn't cause it not to start. I may run rich or something but thats it. Now have you tried spraying carb cleaner down the trottle body and seeing if it will start? If not try that if it starts then it is not getting fuel.
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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 9:41 AM
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Sprayed carb cleaner in throtle body and no fire the spark plugs are soaked with gas? Maybe the crank positioning sensor?
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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 5:25 PM
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Well that answered some questions. Yes it could be the crank possition sensor could be the ignition module too.
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Monday, October 20th, 2008 AT 6:53 PM

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