1993 Ford Escort

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
At Halloween someone put sugar in my tank, I drove it about 50 miles before it stalled. I've pulled the tank, replaced the pump, filter, had the injectors cleaned professionally, I pured hot water down the in and return lines and blew it out, I also cleaned the fuel rails while off the engine. The car does the same thing, it will start right away and drive normal until I hit 20=25 mph then it just stalls like it loses all power? Please help before insanity hits me. I don't know what else to check.
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 3:43 AM

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Tiny
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You replaced everything. Are you getting good fuel pressure? Also, have you checked to make sure it hasn't damaged the catalytic converter? Does it start right back up for you?
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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I dropped the cat and looked at it, its white in color. On the fuel pressure, where should I look for leaks? What should the pressure be set at?'
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 4:31 AM
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Also, before I realized it was sugar in the tank, I replaced the fuel pump and drove it again, getting sugar in the new fuel pump. Would this be the problem?
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 4:34 AM
Tiny
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That could be the problem. You may have gummed up the new fuel pump. I need you to check fuel pump pressure. To do this, you need a fuel pressure gauge (most parts stores will lend you one). If you go to the "do it yourself" section on our home page, it will explaine how to check it. Do that and let me know what you find.

Did you replace the filter after realizing?
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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I was going to pull the Fuel pump tomorrow and place it in boiling hot water and turn the ignition on and off. Is this a good idea to clean out the sugar? I did this with the lines and fuel rails with success. Please let me know. By the way, thanks for the help.
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 3:28 AM
Tiny
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I wouldn't suggest that with the fuel pump. There are things that can get damaged at that temp. If it is new and not working properly, return it for a new one. It should have a warranty.
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 1:10 PM

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