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Drivetrain 1998 wagon 2.0 sohc 5 speed

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by AE Donn, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. AE Donn

    AE Donn FEOA Member

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    That is a great idea, I will try that in the morning. I have to get it running this weekend!
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    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    On the same channel, but different tune, how about that heavy positive wire that goes from the battery straight to the starter; it's gotta be in good condition too. I agree gotta have a good ground, and gotta have a good positive supply TO the starter, too.

    Good Luck, please report back.

    LarryR
  3. AE Donn

    AE Donn FEOA Member

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    First i want to thank everyone for the suggestions and help. Yesterday, finished the getting the 98 wagon running, bolted in the chassis braces under the car, and filled the radiator, power steering topped off, change front brakes and rotors, swapped tires and rims from the 95, change drivers side visor. Well I told you all that I had no power, no dome light, no dash lights nothing. After checking all the connections, grounds, and under the dash for any broken wires, it turns out the fricking battery was dead. Talk about a bone head move, but you wouldn't think from not being used for 3 weeks it would of lost all that power. But I am happy no exstatic to say that wagon is running and running great. Today i will be installing the stereo and cleaning inside and out.
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    cklaubur Former Escort Owner

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    It's always something simple, isn't it?

    How old is the battery? It may be on its way out.

    Casey
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    AE Donn FEOA Member

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    its only a year or so...just was sitting in the 95 for the past 4+ weeks and must of drained out. jump charged it and its been working fine. Yesterday I installed my stereo and then as I was driving around and noticed that the speedometer wasn't working. This morning the check engine light came on...so after reading a bunch last night I believe its the VSS that needs to be replaced, I will check the connection at lunch today but I pretty sure it was secure.
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    I want to thank you all for the your suggestions...what it turn out to be was a dead battery, it has sat for 4 weeks and didn't have enough power to crank the engine. We jump charged and after 20 mins, in 2 cranks the engine fired...thanks again.

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