Question about 1989 Ford Escort
The car wouldn't start and it had a flutter sound when you turn the key to start. the battery was dead also.
No spark and/or no gas.
Spark is controlled by the coil, iignition module, distributor (cap and rotor) and plugs and wires.
Almost every time it will be the ignition module which is screwed to the side of the distributor and has a few wires coming out of it (about 6 wires, can't remember)
To verify the spark, by a spark tester at any auto parts store and test the spark by using the NO.1 plug wire. Be careful because if u have the 1.9 H.O. engine, it runs at roughly 35 000 volts and i kid u not.
As for no gas, either tank is empty (which i'm sure u checked) or bad fuel pump or fuel pump fuse.
Also verify firstly in hte trunk there's a fuel pump cut off switch. It's a reset for in case an accident happens, it turns off the fuel pump. I believe it's on the drivers side in the trunk on the side wall.If i remember there's an acces panel there in the trunk. Start by checking this first, then fuses.
Lemme know wut u find.
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