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2008 Ford Escape Question: Won't Start

 

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jktred, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Eagle River, AK, February 09, 2010, 09:18
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The vehicle has less than 8,000 miles. Started fine on Saturday, but would not start today. Battery is fine. Any suggestions? I am thinking that it could be one of the following: Fuse? Anti Lock Brakes? Possibly Securilock Passive Anti-Theft System

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 09, 2010, 10:08
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    When n engine wont start, begin by checking for spark to the plugs and fuel pressure to the injectors. If that's OK, make sure the injectors are operating correctly. These few tests will generally get you pointed in the right direction.
    There is one thing to remember, with almost all newer vehicles, there is an ability to update the engine control module software, and most manufacturers will have software to fix some of these types of problems. You would need to check with Ford to see if there are any Technical Service Bulletins that address this issue.

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