Hi I own a 97 Ford Escort sedan 2.0l recently the alternator went and I replaced it and car was running fine until I was driving to work on the way I was going about 30mph and it was acting sluggish all of a sudden like it was in a high gear and it wouldn't accelerate. It went away quick and I parked it at work when I came out it wouldn't start. I would turn the key and it would just click I assumed it was the starter or the battery. I towed the car home and checked and found out it was the starter. I replaced the starter and went to start it and wouldn't start I crankde and pumped the gas and it started but barely and rattled like a cylinder wasn't working and blue smoke came out the exhaust. I didn't know what it could be so I checked the spark plugs and noticed the 4th cylinder spark plug was missing the electrode and the stem was a little bent like it was hit by the cylinder. Now I heard that in most cases in that case the electrode would just blow through the exhuast so I replaced the spark plug and tried starting it but nothing. It seems like its not getting fuel but i'm not sure and suggestions?
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 AT 11:00 AM