2004 escape with fully charged battery will turn over but not catch. new FOB battery and left the battery unhooked overnight to try to reset.

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Asked by Dec 04, 2016 at 05:15 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This seems to be a security issue.  we thought unhooking the battery overnight would work. Also replaced the FOB battery.  AAA came and hooked it up but was unable to diagnose.  We are now waiting on a tow truck.  With a fully charged battery the car will turn over but not catch.  Any ideas?

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Doesn't sound like a security system problem. The spare key I have for my '08 Grand Marquis is not programmed to the car. I can open the car but that key won't start it. When I turn the ignition to the start position with that key the engine does nothing. The security light on the dash board flashes, and it "dings" repeatedly. Try spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body. If it'll run a few seconds on the starting fluid it's a fuel problem. Such as the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, or possibly the inertia switch in the trunk is tripped. If it won't run on the starting fluid you either have no spark or it's jumped timing. Check for spark first. If you have spark and fuel (the starting fluid at least) but it still won't run do a compression test. If all cylinders test very low or zero it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

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fuel pump and filter. $800+ ouch. Thanks for your help. It is now officially for sale.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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