Battery/starter

Tiny
LWIGLEY
  • MEMBER
  • FORD ESCORT
I have a 97 Ford Escort. Recently when I start the car it sounds as if it is struggling to turn over, but then it always did, until the other day. Tried to start it and it wouldn't budge, but all lights and everything were still working. I then got a boost, but each time I go to start it now, it sounds like it may not. It helps if I put my foot on the gas while starting. Do you think I need a new battery or is it something else? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 19th, 2006 AT 6:52 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
1BIGG1
  • MEMBER
You can take your car to an autozone or some autoparts and repair shops, they usually can check your battery and charging system for free.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 19th, 2006 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
CATCH_15
  • MEMBER
Have a fuel pressure test run. If the fuel pressure is low, try replacing the fuel filter. If that doesn't work, you may try replacing the fuel pump. Sounds like the engine is starving for gas.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 19th, 2006 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
RANGERMANIAC
  • MEMBER
It wouldn't matter if you put your foot on the gas or not it is fue injected so your not putting any more fuel into the motor check the battery
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 20th, 2006 AT 2:31 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links