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1999 Escort I heard a pop from the engine and it

1999 Escort I heard a pop from the engine and it stalled Now it won''t start. What could it be?

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  • Rickxx8 May 11, 2009

    The engine cranks but doesn't sound like it's to fast. Already checked the timing belt. How can do a easy check on the valve seat. It sounds like it wants to start. The plug wires were change to from unexpreience person. Which wire is number one on the distributor/what ever it is.

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If it is a 1.9L engine you could have dropped a valve seat this is common with 1.9L engines and requires a new head and engine rebuild does the engine turn over and if it does is it really fast cause if its turning over really fast it would be a timming belt broken

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