Try checking for a fuel pump shutoff switch in the trunk by the rear passenger seat. It might look like a red button that needs to be depressed. Look for a hole in the paneling by the trunk hinge. If you have hit a bump or were involved in a minor accident it might trip so your engine doesn't run in the event of an accident.
To remove the dashboard on an Escort Diesel van, remove the steering column cover. Next locate all of the bolts holding the dashboard on and remove them carefully.
To indicate a problem with the brake system.
Look in the trunk area on the passenger side. It has a little panel to allow access to the fuel cutoff.
behind passenger side kick panel
It is not advised. Connect the dark blue wire to the black wire.
You push the button on the top of it down to reset it.
It might just be the fuse is blown.
doesnt have one
To do that would compromise your safety, and of anyone else in the area, if you have a wreck. The purpose is to cutoff the fuel pump if you have a wreck, so fuel is not spewing out all over the pavement. On an Escort, it also locks the automatic seat belts down, if you have them, so you stay in the seat if the door flies open during a wreck.
Does the car start? because if it doesn't... then your fuel cutoff has been tripped, likely by the car getting hit closer to the gas tank and tripping the cutoff valve. if it's anything like the cutoff in a '91 escort, you should be able to take off the small panel access in the trunk/hatch and reset the switch, if it's the same, it's pretty easy
The car going down hill symbol on the speedometer. What does it indicate?
Have you checked the fuse block, for a blown fuse.
i have a 94 2 door and mine starts with the lite on.....but the lite goes out after it is runnin
Just an FYI that it was the timing belt.
well my 1998 Ford escort zx2 has a fuse under the grey plastic housing on the inside. If this is blown it will make no sound.
OBD connection is usually under the dashboard to the left of the steering column.
Fuse should be marked and also control parking and tail lights
It is the 15 amp tail light fuse in the passenger compartment.
Remove plastic kick panel right next to fuse box. its right there. ( next to your left foot)
I was having the same problem with my daughter's escort. I replaced the cam position sensor and the problem stopped. Advanced Auto Parts will check the computer to find out the problem for free. I was having the same problem with my daughter's escort. I replaced the cam position sensor and the problem stopped. Advanced Auto Parts will check the computer to find out the problem for free.
What is the problem?
it probably doesnt have a steering column tilt on it
That's normal. The fuel cutoff does not cutoff the fuel by being pushed in, it cuts off by being popped up. Using a small screwdriver in the slot, push the button up until it pops. If the car is running, it should slowly stall and die. Now, if you did THAT, and nothing happened, the fuel cutoff needs to be replaced. Pushing the button in RESETS the cutoff, it does not activate it.
bad switch. short in the system. hope it helps. duboff
The 1998 Ford Escort signal flasher relay switch can be found beneath the drivers side dashboard. The signal flasher relay switch will be above the brake pedal.