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01 Ford escort will only start and stay running with a jump box As soon as we take the positive cable of the battery the car will die Could it be the 100 amp fuse

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Strange one? The engine dies because you have removed the battery supply. This leads to question the battery fitted on the vehicle, it sounds like it has no power at all (open circuit). Charge the battery and test that it can hold a charge. Fit another battery to the vehicle and see if the same thing happens?

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SOURCE: Blown Fuses - Dead 1998 Ford Escort

Try changing the fuel filter first we always change them when servicing the fuel pump anyway,its easy and cheap,if that doesnt solve the problem you will have to perform an amperage draw test on the fuel pump to insure your not replacing a good pump. Check the fuel pump relay and inertia switch and wiring also.Although possible its unlikley the fuel pump would blow a fuse consistantly without displaying any driveability problems.There may also be another component running off the fuel pump fuse have your mechanic pull a wiring diagram to find out. Good hunting keep me informed

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SOURCE: car will not start

For clarification:
When you turn the key to start, the engine will not roll over?
When you turn the key to the run position, do you here the fuel pump prime, a humming noise from the gas tank?
Have you replaced any other electronic components, key cylinder, body control module?
Let me know.
Regards,

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I would start by checking the battery connections, then have the battery tested at a local parts store, then test the alternator.

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Check and clean and tighten all battery, starter, and alternator connections. Also the battery and engine to chassis grounds. Did you have the battery " load tested" as a good test requires?
Take the battery out and have it charged up. If the alternator is good, you should not have any more problems. But if you need a jump after a few days to start it, then either the alternator or the battery is just not up to par. Have the alternator tested while on the car and running.
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The first thing that should happen is your battery should be removed from the car and fully charged and tested and replaced if necessary. I suggest you note; in the case of a completely discharged battery it is possible to inadvertantly connect the battery charger wrongly and charge the battery back-to-front or so the polarity is reversed.

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have you tested the alternator? or just tried to jump start from another vehicle? or if you have access to another car battery that you know is good and starts other car try it. and if the battery does start your truck while it is still running disconnect the positive cable, truck should stay running if it dies your alternator is no good replace it. you can also take alternator to Auto zone or O'Rilley's Chiefs almost any car parts store they should test for free. check battery the water level of course if it is that kind you have a dead cell ,how about the cables? if there is corrosion you can cut cable coating to check if there is no corrosion wrap it up with electrical tape, good luck. hey you also want to check to see if there may be an aux. light that stays on like glove box, dome light ,radio.that is running down battery

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After Starting or Jumping your vehicle: Remove the Negative Cable from the Battery.
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If the Engine does not die or runs really rough after removing the Negative Cable, then you have a malfunctioning Battery.

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You may have a bad alternator causing the entire vehicle to run off of the battery and not recharging it. Simple test, have it running and momentarily disconnect the battery cable, ither positive or negitive, and if the car dies as soon as you lift the cable, it's not charging. remove your alternator, and visit a local advance auto or autozone with it, and they can test it for free. Also check your fuses and fusable links, as one of them may have been blown.
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