1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L stalled at an exit stop. It was kind of sluggish while trying to drive the interstate hills but not very noticible. Now it won't start. Mechanics said it was the timing belt and may cost up to $1500.00 due to possible damage to the valves. A friend who is a mechanic said that it shouldn't have affected the valves because the Ford engine is made to shut down before it does that kind of damage. Another friend also said that the timing belt should be changed every 40-50 thousand miles.
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Re: Car stalled at stop and won't start.
If the vehicle did cut of and if the timing belt is broken chances are you have damaged the valves in the head, the 1.9 engines are famous for it, however i would first install the timing bel and a water pump properly and try starting the car if it starts make sure it is running smooth if it runs rough, or if it fails to stop, you definately have bent valves usually all the exhaust valves and if this be the cse the heaad has to be worked on in a machine shop
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cut off switch could still be bad. First my sure gas is getting to the engine....if so then this indicates that fuel system is working properly. Sounds like car may not be firering. Things that could cause this is coil bad, ingnition modual failed or maybe pickup coil."sensor maybe some where..timing out which would indicate timing belt or chain or gears are broke......Keep in mind these are just some things that could cause your problem and gives you ideal what to look for........hope this info helps and good luck....Please rate this post and if you need more help then fill free to contact me and we will try to get ya back on the road......
The fuel pump in the petrol tank has a sock that acts as a coarse
filter. This sock gets clogged with muck causing the car to starve of
fuel intermittently and lead to the stalling as you've described. If
you pour in some injector cleaner (contains detergents) or methylated
spirits it may just fix the problem. Condensation (water) in the fuel
creates a slimy goop that clogs filters. It worked for me and my 1992
Daihatsu Charade, and have heard that other cars with similar symptoms
have been cured in the same way, usually after expensive repairs have
already proved unsuccessful . A cheap solution really! Try this first.
There is a plastic tube that goes between the PCV valve and the intake manifold. Inspect the rubber elbow ends of this tube very carefully, they deteriorate and cause a vacuum leak that causes stalling. Sometimes you can hear them hissing while the engine is running. This is a very common problem.
You need to clean the throttle body and idle air bypass valve with spray carb cleaner, hold the idle high while you do this as the engine will try to stall, disconnect battery when done for 5 minutes then reconnect and drive a few days to relearn idle strategy.
make sure to have a fuel pressure test done to it, it must to have a least 35 psi of pressure, also see if car is equiped with map sensor if it does unplug sensor and try to start the car, if start replace map sensor