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I drove my car home 100 miles and the next day it didn't start. I'd noticed throughout the day it was getting harder to start. I shot some starting fluid in the intake boot after trying to get it to start and it fired right up and then died. To me this eliminated spark and ignition problems. I looked at the fuel pump and bought another with the same results. I can hear the relay ( or I think that's what I hear) when I turn the key to on position but no fuel from the fuel pump ( I verified this by removing the inlet hose to the fuel filter while turning the key several times and no fuel.I have no check engine lite.
Am I correct in that I need to check the fuel pump relay near the power train control module, the kill switch near the back passenger side ( wagon)I don't see how this could be a problem because it starts and runs on starting fluid. I'm going tomorrow to get another fuel pump relay and am the first to admit I am very poor at electrical testing. Does anyone have a direction to point me in? I did do a search and didn't find anything helpful.
 

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so if I understand you correctly, you replaced the a perfectly good fuel pump, without doing any type of testing, and it did not correct your problem. You must be an auto mechanic!!!
 

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How many miles are on the car?
What year?
Exactly what type of Escort?
Did you check for vacuum leaks? If so how?
Did you check for air leaks?
How old is the air filter?
When was the last time you cleaned the MAF?
 

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Miles are 146K with a timing belt replacement 2K ago. Air filter is about 500 miles old.
No I have not tested for air leaks. As the title says it's a 95 1.9 and the body says it's a wagon and it has a 5 speed with 4 wheels and tires.
 

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Does it have the original IAC?
If so I'd at least try it with it unpligged and see if that makes a difference. I don't trust them past 150K. I've never been able to really clean one on a second gen escort.
When was the alst time you cleaned the throttle body?
Did you try SeaFoam yet?
 

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Does it have the original IAC?
If so I'd at least try it with it unpligged and see if that makes a difference. I don't trust them past 150K. I've never been able to really clean one on a second gen escort.
When was the alst time you cleaned the throttle body?
Did you try SeaFoam yet?
Seafoam?? YOU must be an auto mechanic!!!

To the OP pretty crazy you got a defective fuel pump but it does happen, especially if someone had returned it before you got it. Easy way to test a fuel pump before you put it in is just jumper it to a battery and you can hear it pumping. Good to see you fixed it though.
 

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Jeffescortlx said:
yeah know guy's there's a schrader valve right on the fuel rail, takes about 30 seconds to test the fuel pressure.
Mine held pressure even with the bad pumps, mind I didn't have the proper guage to test with.
 

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It held enough pressure to squirt gasoline out when the schrader valve was opened with the engine not running.
 

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Roadcow said:
Got it running. It was 2 bad fuel pumps.
I'm guessing that you got this defective fuel pump from AutoZone, Advanec Auto, Pep Boys, or some similiar place?

I would have gotten one a NAPA.
 
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