Ford
Escort
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Car won't start due to oil contamination in distributor on Ford Escort

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The distributor may become internally contaminated with engine oil because of an internal seal failure. This causes ignition failure because the distributor cap has filled with oil. If this happens, the car will not start.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: (–)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1999
8 people reported this problem