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ZX2 ESCORT 1998

My son has a 98 ZX2 that has been parked for a few months. I started it and drove it around our drive way... 600 ft...aprox. Was running fine... lost power and died... wouldn't start... was low on fuel... added some...still didn't start. Thought it was the fuel pump.

It sat for several months after... fresh battery and vola! Thought I'd try it before installing fuel pump. It started... drove it about 3-4 city blocks, pulled into our drive and it lost power and died... So... I replaced the fuel pump... still doesn't start.
Any Ideas?

Thanks

Mike Buettner

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  • Shadowrider1 Jun 03, 2008

    I don't think it is flooded... can't smell gas... but I'll check.

    By losing power, it acted the same way it would if it ran out of fuel... or if coil shut down. It cranks fine.... I put a fresh battery in it and it is at full charge.

    I have not pulled the plugs nor have I taken a plug and grounded it while cranking the engine to see if I'm getting fire.

    I planned on taking this step when I replace the fuel filter. It could have sucked up moisture from sitting.

    Mike B

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You haven't flooded the engine correct, check the spark plugs. Also, how fresh is the gas? Try shaking the car to get the gas mixed up and try cleaning out the cylinders with a torch to blow out excess gas. You should also either try cleaning the spark plugs or replace them if they look bad. It is starting up fine, correct? The alternator is good, right? I believe it is since it sounds like you didn't drive it long enough to drain the battery but check it anyway. By losing power, did the electronics start shutting off first or did the engine die first as this would show whether the alternator is bad or not. Please answer my questions and get back to me on what shut off first when it died and I will help you narrow down the problem with this car.

good luck

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 03, 2008

    It's also not overheating at all, is it? Please let me know when you do everything that you are planning to do and thanks for the update.

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