1998 Ford Escort STALLED AND WILL NOT RESTART

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 91,000 MILES
Car stalled out while driving and will not restart. Timing belt looks fine. Have spark at the spark plugs. Fuel pump checks out with fuel pressure at the injector rail. Ran great until the minute it died. Turns over fine with a new battery but will not restart. Any ideas?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 12:43 AM

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Tiny
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If you got spark and the correct fuel pressure, are the injectors pulsing?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
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I don't know. How do I test them?
I was thinking it might be my mass airflow sensor or the crankshaft sensor. Thanks.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 12:05 PM
Tiny
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Hi sir,
i sprayed starting fluid into the throttle body and still not start. At this point I am pretty sure it's an electrical problem. I just don't know where. Thanks.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like ignition system problem

No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I pulled a plug (one so far) put it in the boot and cranked the ignition. Had spark at the base of the plug like normal. I'll try the rest and continue to troubleshoot. Thanks again for the tips. If I could drive it somewhere I would get it tested and see if it throws a code, but since it's not drivable i'm stuck playing the guessing game.
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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 12:57 AM
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OK SO I CHECKED THE CAR WITH A SCAN TOOL AND NO TROUBLE CODES CAME UP. NOT SURE WHICH DIRECTION TO GO NOW. AGAIN, I HAVE SPARK AT THE PLUGS, GOOD COMPRESSION, FUEL PUMP WORKS, TIMING BELT IS GOOD. STALLED OUT WHILE DRIVING AND WILL NOT RESTART. ANY MORE TIPS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS.
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 8:53 AM
Tiny
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Check the fuel system again something is not right here-you're getting spark and you're feeding it with starting fluid and stiil won't starts points back to ignition problem again
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I PUT A SCANNER TO THE CAR AND NOT ONE CODE CAME UP. NOT EVEN A PENDING CODE. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY FUEL PUMP TO BE FINE BUT THE INJECTORS ARE NOT PULSATING? I KEEP LEANING TOWARD MY CRANKSHAFT SENSOR BUT WITH NO CODES IT'S HARD TO TELL. THANKS AGAIN
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
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Check if the injectors are pulsing
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 9:14 PM
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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CHECK? DO I REMOVE INJECTORS ONE AT A TIME AND CRANK THE CAR OVER TO SEE IF IT PULSE FUEL OUT OR DO I DO IT WITH A VOLTMETER?
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 9:39 PM

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