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I have a 1998 Ford Escort. I would like to know more detail on the { Fuel Shut-Off Switch}. If i push it will it stop my car from starting.

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Good Evening, actually it is the opposite is that if you smack the switch sharply it will trip the shut off and disable the fuel pump, and when you press the button it resets it and you are able to start it again. I hope this helps.

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