Recently had same experience with my dodge and escort. in the escort it was the distributor and the dodge was the brainAnswerCheck your ignition module in your distributor that is a good place to start.
There could be several reasons why a 1997 Ford Escort will not start. A few reasons could be the starter, the battery, spark plugs and wires, or even a blown engine.
we have a ford escort lx and it wont start without the gas throttle half way then it starts but is very rough but wont idle by itself
timing belt probably
Either you have no fuel or no spark. Once you determine which you are missing, you will know where to look for the problem.
Check that the 'new' fuel pump is actually pumping.
my 93 ford escort lx cranks but wont start an run what is wrong with it please tell me
No they are different. The zx2 injectors wont fit an Escort head.
Have you checked to be certain that the wires are still firmly connected?
some of the wiring may not have been hooked up right
Need to replace the ignition switch.
vovlo wont start using key