1998 Ford Escort car will not start now

Tiny
VKULP02
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

our car was bogging down when you would accelerate and it would only do this when it was warm. Now it will not start. Do you have any suggestions for what could be wrong with it or where to start looking?
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 AT 2:27 PM

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Tiny
OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Hello,

First is engine light on? if so will need to see about pulling codes. Would help in faster diagnosis and repair of car.

Here are some things to check out .....

Spark - remove a plug wire and using a philips screw driver placed in the end, hold or lay it about a 1/4 - 1/2 inch away from a good ground. Then have some one try starting the car. Do you have spark?

Yes - what color is the spark - it should be a Bright Bluish/White. If Orange it is weak and would need to possibly replace Coil Pack. You will have to do this on all plug wires.

No - Check for power at the connection going into the coil pack. Also the possibility of Crank Shaft Sensor or Cam Shaft Sensor being bad. Would cause engine light to come on.

If the above checks out....

Check fuel pressure and regulator....
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm

Post finding....

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Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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Did you find out what was wrong with your car
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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No we did not find out what is wrong with it yet. My father in law thinks it may be the feul pump, but my husband has not had a chance to check the pressure yet. Do u have any advice?
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM

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