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I have a 1999ford escort it hade been parker for fiv years it just keeps turnover but wont start

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If it's been sitting for that long, the fuel system has got to be full of rust and scale. I'm sure you added fresh gas to the gas tank. Pouring fuel into the tank may have stirred up years of junk from the bottom of the tank which would be picked up by the fuel pump and clog the fuel filter. Change the fuel filter and try to start the engine again. If still does not start, pull a spark plug to see if it is wet with gas. If the plug is dry, then the fuel pump is probably bad. If the plug is wet with gas, then we need to check for spark at the plug. Put the spark plug back in the engine. Take the spark plug wire and insert a phillips head screwdriver into the boot until it makes contact with the metal clip that goes over the tip of the spark plug. Ground the screwdriver to the engine and crank the engine. If the plug is getting fire, there should be a strong spark jumping from the screwdriver to the engine. If there is no spark, check the coil.

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Sounds like clogged injectors or bad fuel pump. 5 years is a long time for a car to sit idle.
Check for fuel pressure, and add fresh gas to the tank. Check that the crankshaft position sensor is working.

Good luck on this repair.

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