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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Escort estate 1991/92 1.6cc cvh engine.

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Escort estate 1991/92 1.6cc cvh engine. Won't start, why?. Had new battery, coil pack, changed to manual choke from automatic. Been running since all has been done. Left four days, battery flat, charged up & now not starting. Going to start, missing end starting.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.


1st check for spark by removing one of the spark plugs and plug it back into its lead and rest it on the metal of the engine ( DO NOT hold it on place by hand) then have your assistant turn the engine over whilst you watch the plug. It should give a fat blue spark at regular intervals.

If not then check that there's power to the coil pack (at the other end of the plug lead) using a meter. If there’s 12V at the pack but no spark then check the ECU power supply (fuse and relay) and also the connections to the crankshaft speed sensor.

If there is a spark and its still not starting then its likely that fuel insn't getting throurh

If the car will start using quick/ easi start then this confirms the problem is lack of fuel

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

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