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Wont start i have a 1998 escort when i try to start it it wont and the starter motor not making any sound can you help

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  • Pqtpi86 Apr 23, 2009

    My car won't start, it doesn't even turn over. I drove it earlier and it seemed fine and when I went to start it again not even an hour after I driven it earlier it wouldn't start.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is the crank signal reaching the starter motor from the ignition switch? Test it.



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This may be because the battery is dead or the alternator is not working correctly. you might check both.

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