Fuel and or spark issue,

Asked by Jan 19, 2017 at 05:26 PM about the 1986 Ford Escort 2 Dr Pony Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ran great, parked it,won't start,replaced cap and
rotor, fired up with gas down carb, ran for 2 min
and died. Blew out fuel filter and cleaned plugs, no
fire since, plugs were wet when pulled and did
nothing since it fired and had spark.

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You may have flooded it poring more gas down the carb. You should check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge. You may be able to rent one from the parts store. The firs time you put gas into the carb it fired up so it has to be a fuel issue.

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