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Boat anchor with no spark..... LOL

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by uglyducklingescort, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. uglyducklingescort

    uglyducklingescort New Member

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    OK OK OK, maybe I need my butt kicked for that one and Jeff will get his chance.

    1.9 no spark, for a friend and needing to travel just to look at it.

    Do the coil packs go out on these things quite often or where else should I look.

    -Steve

    PS be nice. LOL
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    therieldeal FEOA Member

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    no spark at ALL? did he check all four plugs?

    the coil pack tends to half fail... it contains two coils so you'll lose spark on 2 cylinders. For both coils to fail at the same time would be very odd, I'd look elsewhere.

    My friend drove her 01 until the serpentine belt was falling apart (brilliant). The shredded belt was hitting the crank position sensor, and wore through one of the wires. No signal from that... no spark, no run, no nothing. I pulled the harness out, cut and soldered the wires... runs great now.
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    white-lightning FEOA Member

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    Check tha cam and crank sensors. I don't remember which one will cause the spark to stop.
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    cklaubur Former Escort Owner

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    Like therieldeal said, the crank position sensor will cause the car to not run. The cam position sensor will just cause the engine to run the fuel injetors in batch fire mode, using more gas, but it would run.

    Casey
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    uglyducklingescort New Member

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    well now I am hearing the car tries to start. So hell I don't know. What all is involved on changing the crank sensor if need be? Everything else will be no problem.

    -Steve
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    "tries to start" could just mean it turns over....

    the one i had to fix the crank sensor on was "trying to start" but had no spark or fuel at all. lol
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    uglyducklingescort New Member

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    Yeah I am going into this blind. just trying to do a favor for a friend.
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    Nobody has mentioned timing belt yet? You people are slipping!
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    Check the ignition module.
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    Jeffescortlx FEOA Member

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    Do you know for sure yet if there is no spark at any 4?
    Other wise I was gonna say what therieldeal allready covered, crank trigger sensor. (for being a bp guy he know's a little too much about the 1.9, closet SOHC lover eh?)

    Also it is possible for the crank pully to slip apart, there is a rubber ring between the hub and trigger ring.

    If there is spark, then check the timing belt. I'd check it out anyways.
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    Nobody has mentioned timing belt yet? You people are slipping!

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    LOL, was this pun intended or not?

    x2 on the belt. And by 'trying to start' - does that mean it tries to fire but doesn't run or that the engine simply turns over?

    If you're helping a friend from afar, video with audio might help.

    Good luck!
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    uglyducklingescort New Member

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    LOL Poor Jon.

    Timing belt in good condition.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    How do you know that it hasn't slipped? The last time mine went, the belt was fine, but the belt tensioner went bad, allowing the belt to slip.
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    The tensioner on mine JUST WENT OUT.But the belt is fine. But it's getting replaced while i'm at it. lol ugh. oh well.

    -Nick

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