Hi all, I have a 94 escort 1.9 L. It appears not to be getting fuel. My
wife had just drove it with no problems, I went to leave to work about 20
mins later and it wouldn't start. The motor turns over with no problem. I
have a driveway that is about a mile long and right now lot's of snow...The
bottom of the car rubs the whole way on the snow. (just thought that info
maybe helpful) I pressed the little tire valve looking thing under the hood
to see if gas would come out, none did. That's way i believe it's not
getting fuel. I'm thinking maybe it's the fuel pump. But to be honest i've
never heard the pump before. Is it located in the gas tank? When i get home
from work today i'm going to turn the key on and stick my head in the trunk
and see if i hear anything. Would you guys say i'm on the right track here?
Like i said i don't know much about cars :( so any input would be much Appreciated!
Either no fuel or no spark - check both.
Are you sure pshisbey? If the timing belt is broken (not a diagnosis) it
will still get fuel and spark but won't start. More thought, less
If we're quite confident it's has zero fuel pressure, have we checked the inertia switch? It's a Ford after all.
You may want to check the iginition module (TPI? I think). It is located
on the distributor and we had a similar problem with a couple of other
fords and this is what it was.
This module not only regulates the spark it also send the computer a "signal" to allow the fuel injectors to open. When they go out the car wont start.
Ford had a many big lawsuits over this part but has profitted some 3 billion dollars by not fixing the problem.
Just a thought!
I had the same problem with the same make and model of car look in the trunk and on the left hand side behind the carpet inside the firewall is a emergency shutoff switch push and hold the button for a few secs and hope that does the trick all it took was a small bump to trigger mine. I pushed it and fixed it instantly hope this helps:thumbs:
If you read the thread, you'd see that I also asked about the inertia switch over two months ago. He didn't respond to me, so don't hold your breath.
Closer to 14 months ago :laughing:
lol...Oh man...I was too late hehe. Hobo's usually hot on the tale of threads "this" old :laughing:
Question...if the timing belt was broken wouldn't it seriously screw up the engine since the pistons would be hitting the valves since the valves don't open or close?
I'm pretty sure the 1.9L Escort was an interference engine, so the pistons would hit the valves.
Thats what I thought...so if vwhobo's suggestion was right, then I think the guy would have known because his engine would be completely screwed up and he would hear a big loud sound come from it
Stop right there. I DID NOT suggest that the timing belt was broken. DO
NOT put words into my mouth. I was giving an example of another reason
that the engine may not start.
Now, would you like to tell me when you ever heard an engine snap a timing belt and have "a big loud sound come from it"? I betcha can't because it doesn't. Think, type, submit.
ok maybe not big loud sound, but it would definitly screw up an engine like this since its an interference. Now how about replying in my thread about my problem :)
Assumption #2. The '94 1.9 IS NOT and interference engine. And you give people on this forum advice. SCARY! :banghead:
And how was I supposed to know? read up...I didn't assume it, someone told me..
And then you assumed that they were correct. Either way, it's your responsibility for making an assumption. Instead of blindly listening to others, maybe you should exert some effort learning something for yourself.
the last 4 timing belts ive installed on the 1.9L were not interference, heres a question for anyone....chev lumina with the 3.4L dohc is it or isn't it an interference fit motor?
Well... one of the great mysteries of our universe. According to GM, AllData and Mitchell1, the '91-'95 models are non-interference and the '96-'97 models are interference. According to Gates, all of them are interference. I have personally seen some earlier engines make contact and others not, but only after the heads have been removed and (I believe) resurfaced after an overheat. I guess that what I'm saying is that the early engines are sort of hit and miss, which is why they're technically non-interference but Gates considers them to be. I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry. It's cheaper to replace that belt every 60k miles than to find out the hard way.