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i will start with i have a 98 escort 4dr.i was driving down the street after a bit of snow about a week ago and hit a drift(6-8 inches), the car didnt hit a bump or didnt show any signs of bogging down but as i was exiting the other side of the drift the car shut off. it didnt stutter or splutter it just stopped. i put it in neutral and coasted to a stop. when it stop i tried to find out what was wrong and found snow packed all the way across the bottom of my engine bay. i cleared it out and tried to start the car but got nothing. i can hear the pistons pumping and the exhaust valves opening but no fire. when i pulled the spark plugs they were covered in gas, and when i held the plug up near the valve cover the spark was almost an inch long so good spark. could snow have thrown my timing belt off? and if so how do you time a car with coil packs intead of a distributor?
 

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snow could have blocked up your intake. Or when you hit the snowdrift, it could have pulled some wiring loose.

The gas on the plugs means the engine is flooded. Clean the snow out and look for loose or broken wiring and plugs. Make sure your intake is not full of snow either. Also remove your plugs till it dries out in your cylinders and the plugs dry.
 
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