97 escort turns over but won't start

Asked by Jan 18, 2017 at 11:56 PM about the 1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the low oil pressure switch
and now my car turns over but won't start. I
have checked all fuses fuel pump is new.
Has spark and fuel.

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Since you have spark and fuel you need to run a compression test. If all cylinders test very low or zero, it's jumped timing or the timing belt has broken. HTH. -Jim

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