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97 ford escort will not start

I have a 97 ford escort. i tried to start it this morning and i wouuldn't say anything. i checked the battery and the battery had power to it. all of a sudden the i hearthe power on the inside come on. i left the switch on in the car. but when i got into it and tried to start it again i hear a clicking sound, i try it again and hear the same clicking sound and then the car go dead again. it goes dead as soon as i push the clutch in and try to start it

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Check all your conections clean with a wire brush sounds like a bad conection. let me know. Phil

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