Absolutely. Worn plugs or carbon-fouled plugs can cause an engine to not start.
The issue might be the coil pack isn't allow proper firing on the spark plugs. The second issue could be the fuel pump may not be working.
Check firing order
Most likely a problem with your fuel system, fuel isn't getting into the cylinders and firing, this could be caused by dirty fuel injectors or a broken fuel pump. It could also be a problem with the distributor or spark plugs, your plugs might need a change.
Check fuel. plugs, battery, wires
Most likely bad plugs or firing order isn't right, i would start by checking the order you got the plugs and if that's not it check the plug wires.
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.
Is there fuel in the tank? Do you have fuul pressure? Do you have spark? Are the plugs, wires good?
1-3-4-2 be sure to note the start point for the plugs
one or more cylinders not firing Check plugs ..Check for spark ..Check compression JW
check spark plug gap and firing order-also check to make sure plugs are tight and wires connected
try cleaning the battery terminals or new heater plugs the van normally takes longer than most to start
That's not a question. Try asking"Why won't my ford escort start?"
if its turning over but not firing make sure you have the right firing order, i had that happen to me onve, i replaced everything and then turned out i had two cylinders backwards
if it is 10 years or older it would be the spark plugs
...because its a 95 Escort.