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Ok, please pardon my ignorance and stupid questions. I'm a nube and a pretty green one too, but I'm learning. I'm also norwegian so please excuse any language-errors.

I have a 95 Escort Si 16v 1,8l

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Where is the fuel-filter? I've searched the engine but found nothing resembling a fuel filter.

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How do you check for vac leaks? I have the hesitation/sputtering/surging problem, and according to a lot of the posts here vac leaks seem to be a plausible explaination.

Now after youre done laughing, please give me some answers?
 

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Your English is better than almost everyone here, so you can stop worrying about that.

1. On the North American Escorts (2nd gen anyway), the fuel filter is in the engine compartment, affixed to the firewall. It's slightly to the driver's side of centre. On other vehicles, fuel filters can be underbody, usually close to the fuel tank. I'm betting yours is also in the engine bay. Find the fuel rail by the intake and trace the lines back. The fuel filter will have two flexible rubber fuel lines coming out of it - one out of the top and one into the bottom, but you may not be able to see the inlet when looking down into the engine bay.
2. Idle problems can be due to a lot of things. Check to ensure your PCV valve works (a lot of people never change them). Make sure you have a clean air filter. You can buy a vacuum tester that hooks up the vacuum system and tells you the vacuum. Vacuum is highest at idle. If I were you, I'd just carefully inspect all of the vacuum lines to make sure they're on securely where they are supposed to be and are is good condition. In your case, I recommend having a shop read your codes. If you can post the codes, we can probably help.

Good luck.
 
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