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abreen95
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Oct 27, 2012, 10:44 PM

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1992
ford
escort
1.9 liter
279,000 miles

Today I drove my escort around 100 miles. It ran fine! When i got to my neigborhood someone in front of me was doing 15 mph so i was following in 3rd gear. Then all of a sudden no power i didnt even notice my lights dim or anything. I down shifted into 2nd and it was fine i though my trans had slipped out of gear or something but the engine didnt rev or anything. Anyways i drove and 200 feet or so it did it again! this time the engine turned off and the lights dimmed. I stopped and started my car and pulled into the drive way. Recently i changed the oil a week ago and i put a new clutch in around 2 months ago and havent had a problem. After installing the clutch i noticed my trans leaking fluid for a few days. i tightened up the drain plug and its been good since. Any ideas what wrong?


Hammer Time
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Oct 28, 2012, 5:07 AM

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So, what happens now?
Does it crank?
Does it start?
Did the check engine light come on when it was running?



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abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 8:36 AM

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correction* today i went out to start it and it started and idled then died now it wont start at all like its out of gas (just filled up). Could a bad fuel pump explain my problem it seems to crank over fine.


(This post was edited by abreen95 on Oct 28, 2012, 8:47 AM)


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Oct 28, 2012, 9:30 AM

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All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.



Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.


2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.


3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.



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abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 5:54 PM

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I tested all of the spark plugs all tested well. I sprayed some starter fluid into the air cleaner and it started right up so im pretty convinced it the fuel pump. Going to pick one up tomorow and plug it in. Thanks!


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Oct 28, 2012, 6:26 PM

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You're fuel supply is obviously what is causing you issues but I wouldn't throw a pump at it just yet. You could have a bad fuse, relay, wiring, etc. You need to test the pressure with a gauge, and it will likely be below spec. At that point you need to test for voltage drop on the power and ground side of the regulator. You need to know that the fuel pump is getting proper amperage to run or even a new one won't work. If you have checked the power and ground, pressure and regulator function and yet it still tests bad, then you replace the pump with the confidence that it will fix the problem and you aren't throwing away money. Also change the fuel filter when you do it or risk damaging the new pump.


abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 6:30 PM

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im changing out the whole assembly. by the time i buy the tools to fix test the electrical it would cost me more then buying the 70$ pump assembly (complete hanger assembly). So im just going to do that. I checked all of the fuses non are bad. This it the original fuel pump from 1992 so its due to be replaced anyways...


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Oct 28, 2012, 7:19 PM

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What's a "hanger assembly"?



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Oct 28, 2012, 7:26 PM

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Check your battery & ground connections 1st....
My database is down right now but I remember that year of Tempo have a ground problem on one of the connections by the battery that would cause the fuel pump to not work.....

Don't just look at them, take them apart & clean them. The ones to the battery & body....


abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 7:35 PM

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Take apart and cleaned still no difference. They were a little dirty though..


abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 7:38 PM

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just what its called here i dont know why:




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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Oct 28, 2012, 7:44 PM)


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Oct 28, 2012, 7:44 PM

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OK, never saw it called by that name before.



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abreen95
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Oct 28, 2012, 7:48 PM

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me either but i dont by fuel pumps every day soo...






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