The fuel pump may stop working when you hit the ignition due to the mechanical failure.
Have the ignition module checked out and find a new mechanic. Also change the fuel filter.
A 1989 Ford Escort would not be getting fuel if the fuel pump has failed or the filter is clogged. A local mechanic or dealership can diagnose and repair the problem.
check your switch that cuts off your fuel it is in the trunk the buton shoud be red it is called
I don't own a 95 ford escort. But if I did, and the motor turned over but would not start, I'd look at either the ignition module or fuel pump first.
Several things could cause this. Some of the possibilities are; contaminated or old fuel, no ignition (spark) or ignition timing incorrect, incorrect cam timing, problems in the fuel management or delivery system (fuel pump not working or low pressure, fuel filter clogged, bad control computer or wiring, bad injector(s) or wiring, very low or no compression, ect)
One cause of your fuel data system not working is a faulty oxygen sensor. Another cause of your fuel data system not working is a defective ignition system.
check the ignition module for spark.
On a 1997 Ford Escort : The ELECTRIC fuel pump is INSIDE the fuel tank
I would expect that the power for the fuel pump would be supplied through the ignition switch so I would start there, that is check the ignition switch.
The fuel pump on my 1989 Escort is in the gas tank.
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