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My escort will not start when i use the key but will start on a tow

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  • joeboyd11 Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem..but if i drop a bit of juice down the carb/efi she will fire.
    The plugs are new the battery is new and charges fine. It turn over fine on the key but doesnt fire.

    The plugs are very sooty though..any ideas?


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Have your battery, alternator , and starter checked. you can check them yourself if you have a little mechanical know how. it is either not running any current to the starter because the battery is dead and will not recharge. It may be old and you need to replace it. If the alternator is bad, it will not charge the battery. If both the battery and the alternator are GOOD, your starter is bad.

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