1999 Ford Escort Q&A
1999 Ford Escort Question: No spark and maybe no fuel
Working on this as a crank and no start, pulled plug and grounded it, no spark, went to end of fuel rail and pushed in the shrader valve, some fuel came out and stopped, while pushing in shrader valve turned key on, no fuel, cranked, no fuel, looked at the fuses at the drivers side near battery and find no burned fuses, believe it to be the ignition coil pack and believe that has module combined in it. Could this component control spark and fuel? Thanks for any help. - raiderron
Check the fuses. You need to take a look at the fuel and ignition systems separately. There's a fuel pump relay but the ignition module doesn't control the fuel system. There's an inertial fuel cutoff switch to check. You could have a problem in the ECM too. You need to state which engine it's got to help me out, makes a difference in the electrical diagrams. You have a shop, don't you? Why not look in a manual and check this out? - Superbob
Plug not firing replaced it, checked all fuel lines, bypassed fuel purge valve and fuel canister. No oil in water or water in oil so head not cracked. Could it be a burnt valve or the valve seat.
The car seemed to be running on 3cylinders and then the check engine light came on.