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1990 Ford Escort 1.9L (not GT) auto with power to coil & no power

Husband has already replaced coil, wires, dist. cap, rotor assy. When he tries to start the car it turns over but will not start. There is power to the coil but no power out. I'm hoping it is not the ECM. What other suggestions do you have? If it is the ECM does it have to be flashed first or can we buy a good used one? I ask only because my 96 Firebird had to be flashed when I had to replace it.

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  • kcsinc Feb 12, 2009

    Timing belt was replaced last summer when it broke. Wires replaced. We did find that the Ignition Control Module was bad. Thought the coil was bad due to no power out of it with power in, but new one had the same condition. After changing the ICM we now have spark. But still no start. It tried to start (very briefly ran) then stalled. Still no start with a run. At a loss -

  • kcsinc Feb 12, 2009

    Timing belt was replaced last summer when it broke. Wires replaced. We did find that the Ignition Control Module was bad. Thought the coil was bad due to no power out of it with power in, but new one had the same condition. After changing the ICM we now have spark. But still no start. It tried to start (very briefly ran) then stalled. Still no start with a run. At a loss -

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The first thing i would do is check the timing and and if the timing is off i would replace the timing belt i would do that first and the other thing is the crank sensor if the timing and the belt is good.

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