My 2005 Ford Escape won't start. 3 days ago, it was starting slow, now I get nothing, not even a sound. The battery is good, slightly less then a year old, all lights, windows, radio, etc work. Also, alternator is only 6 months old. Any advice would be appreciated. Could it be the starter?


If you have electrical power but turning the key makes no sound, it could very well be the starter, especially since you said it was "starting slow" a few days ago.

Just to rule out the battery, take a multimeter and read your voltage. It should be around 12.4V.

One last thing you can do, give the starter a couple of whacks with a hammer and try to start right away. Sometimes it works.

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