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i have a 1998 ford escort i need help please


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alex echols
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Jul 1, 2009, 9:57 AM

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my ford escort only has 2 spark plugs that are firing and i was wondering if anyone could help me to figure out why?any suggestions??


Hammer Time
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Jul 1, 2009, 10:00 AM

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What engine do you have and what is the 8th digit of the VIN#?



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Sidom
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Jul 1, 2009, 5:53 PM

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That uses a waste type spark system...basically fires 2 plugs at the same time. So the companion cyl's are 1&4 and 2&3 those fire at the same time. A defective coil pack could kill just one set of those pairs BUT so could the primary not recieving the ICM signal due to..well...a lot of things......

I'm not a big fan of tossing parts at a problem without checking it out 1st but it wouldn't be the 1st coil pack I've seen go bad.........AND it wouldn't be the 1st time I've seen someone toss on a new coil & still have the same problem.....

I know it's not a whole lot of help but to know for sure you really need a scope to check the ign signal coming into the primary side of the coil.....






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