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1987 ford escort 1.9l wagon auto driving just died would not start would crank but no start could hear fuel pump run did not see gas at injector new fuel filter regulator pump relay etc... then got no crank condition shorted solenoid nothing replaced cranked 4 or 5 times then no crank again tonight went to work on battery dead could the ignition switch be bad

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  • Paul Chase Oct 10, 2013

    check all of your ignition ground wires .loose connections the plastic ground terminal at the neg,batt.terminal.a seven dollar multimeter will show you more than you can see by looking.



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Wont turn over but battery has a charge...hear a tick, tick, tick, sound

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