Replaced fuel filter, car won't start
My '96 Ford Escort recently cut out while I
was driving it. Upon finding that the fuel filter
was extremely clogged, I replaced it, thinking
that to be the issue. But now it still won't
Try spraying a little bit of starting fluid into the throttle body to see if it fires up. If the engine does start and die off, then it is a good indication that the fuel pump is bad.
Did that, still wouldn't start
If spraying starting fluid into the throttle bode did not start the engine, then there is a spark issue. Check for spark.
check engine light come on...? fuel shooting out at rail/intake? pressurs > 1994 – 96. 41—47. 31—44
So, I did as you said, checked for spark, and there is spark.
In response to Kelly: no; no; and I have no way of measuring the pressure, but seems low based on what I can tell
So does it start when putting some starting fluid or gas into the throttle body?
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