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please help me,
I have a 93 ford escort GT Manual Transmission 1.9liter
wonderfull car starts the first time every time, last night while driveing i pulled into a parking lot and when i came to a stop it just sputtered out and died. I tried to start it and it would not start, it is not the alternator because the battery seems to have just a fine charge, and it tries real hard to crank itself over. not the fuel cutoff switch cuz i tried it and it was not poped up. at first when i tried to turn it over it would sputter a bit, but now it only sputters once and thats it. im guessing its the fuel pump but im really not sure, the fuel cutoff light does light up while im trying to start it, and the check engine lite is on. if you can help me id appreciate it thank you
 

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I gotta throw 8O right back at you.

1.8 = GT
1.9 = LX

You do not have a 1.9 GT. There is no such thing.

Get your codes read. Then tell us that they are and there's a 1% chance we can help you.
 

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there is too such a thing as a 1.9L GT. it was called the late first gen GT. like 87-90.

it could be the timing belt, pull the valve cover and see if the cams are spinning or if you can see if the belt is broken.

next i have to ask if you smell fuel at all. if youre getting fine fuel delivery, and its just not igniting, it will flood the engine and you'll smell gas for sure. if you cant tell, then pull an injector and see if anything comes out the fuel rail port.

also check for spark coming off the coil, if you dont get spark, try changing the coil. if you do, then check for spark at one of the plugs, this will determine if its a bad cap/rotor or if the entire distributer is junk. if you get no spark there, but good spark off the coil, then youve isolated the spark problem.

however, if you get good spark, and are getting fuel, and the belt isnt broken, then the only answer is that the belt jumped a tooth or more. cuz youve got spark, fuel, and some compression, its just not on time.

if nothing comes out your fuel rail then bingo, you know its either a clogged fuel filter (change them evry year!), or a bad pump.

luckily for you, pumps in the 2nd gen are easy to take out from the access cover under the rear seat cushion.
 

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take off your oil cap and take a look inside while sum1 else turns it over, if nothing moves its your timing belt... if thats all okay, start lookin into fuel pump, MAF, but before we can really help you we need to get this straight is it a 1.8 or a 1.9 if its a 1.9 GT then sum1 slapped the wrong sticker on your car lol
 

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For an easy way to find out:

1) Pop the hood

2) Is it a pretty black cover with FORD and 16-VALVE DOHC written on it
-or-
3) Is it an ugly silver cover ?

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