Car wont start after a fuel related problem

10

Asked by Dec 04, 2012 at 10:18 AM about the 1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Ford Escort 4 dr. I have replaced the fuel pump and the fuel filter as well as the fuel pump relay switch. The car still wont start. Can someone please help ?

9 Answers

13,365

Try spraying starting fluid into intake while cranking over engine. If you get ignition you do have fuel delivery issue. Could be one or more of many issues then. Check fuse, relay, recheck your work. Also have seen a few new pumps that were bad right out of the box.This sux, but does happen.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you, I have rchecked the fuse I have replaced the relay and the pump seems to be working fine. Any other ideas ?

13,365

Did you try the starting fluid idea?

10

No I will try that after I get some are there any other things I also can check or do besideas that ? Thank you !

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
13,365

That test will narrow down the issue to ignition system or fuel system. That will steer you in the right direction from there. You can try this test, but its not 100%. Have someone listen for fuel pump noise when you first turn on key. You should hear a humm noise for a couple seconds after ignition switch is turned on.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

Ok ! Thank you !!!

10

the pump is working it is makeing noise will gas work and i have only 2 gallons of gas in it do i need more 2 prime it some 1 told me i need at least 5 gallons what do you think

315

two gallons of gas is plenty to start that vehicle

13,365

I would have more than two gallons in it before I try it. Five is reasonable. If the pump runs dry it can ruin fuel pump. ....

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 307 nationwide Escort listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    880
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
809 Great Deals out of 61,937 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 39,174 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford F-150
3,204 Great Deals out of 220,499 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer
1,256 Great Deals out of 69,033 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Fiesta
173 Great Deals out of 16,405 listings starting at $2,800
Used Honda Civic
794 Great Deals out of 60,726 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Taurus
246 Great Deals out of 14,991 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Corolla
947 Great Deals out of 64,772 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Camry
1,115 Great Deals out of 86,568 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Ranger
196 Great Deals out of 5,548 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord
1,107 Great Deals out of 73,060 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.