I have a 1996 ford escort that will not start and it has a new starter on it and a new battery in it but it still will not start
Assuming it started before the starter was replaced, the starter and/or starter wiring are not installed correctly.
The starter drive (aka bendix) is broken. The bendix and/or starter needs to be replaced.
my Concorde wouldn't start and we took it in and had the starter replaced it was 420 dollar but the car runs now my Concorde wouldn't start and we took it in and had the starter replaced it was 420 dollar but the car runs now
The problem may be with your starter and not with the clutch.
The starter is grounding out internally. Replace the starter.
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.
The starter has failed and needs replaced. Somthing inside the starter makes connection when you tap it.
The starter is worn out. Eventually tapping it won't work anymore and you will be stuck. Replace it before that happens.
Sounds like you need a new starter!
The battery, cables and starter may be bad.
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