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1993 Ford Escort Question: i replaced ignition wiring on escort but the wiring still gets hot thanks

 

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bobc1951, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Proctorville, OH, June 06, 2011, 14:53
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it started the other day started smoking got new wiring for switch but still gets hot thank you ignition swith

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    Brian Glastetter June 06, 2011, 18:59
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    Obtain a wiring schematic and start disconnecting the wiring for the components that the ignition switch powers. Start with any add-on electronic devices such as stereo equipment. Something in your system is shorted or drawing a tremendous amount of current producing the heat. Be careful, it could be a potential fire hazard.

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    DaveJHM June 06, 2011, 23:18
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    Not sure if it is related or not, but this vehicle had program 94B55 way back in 1994 that was for a fuel pump wire harness issue...installed a circuit protected jumper harness to the pump. I remember several of these melting all the way up into the dash. Would be worth looking at.

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