2001 Escape 3.0L hard starting


Asked by Nov 22, 2014 at 01:36 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Escape 3.0L takes a while to start.  Once it's started it runs fine.  Just replaced the fuel pump, still doing it.  Does not have any misfires or engine light on.  ECM?  IAC?  Can smell fuel after a few cranks.

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Tom Demyan

Change the fuel filter?

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Tom Demyan


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Changed the fuel filter when I changed the pump.

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Fuel pump has a deep moan now but it had the usual new pump whine when I installed it. Still takes a while to start it(15-20mins).

Tom Demyan

So what did it turn out to be?

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