1998 Ford Escort Trouble starting. Don't think it's igni

Tiny
PUMPUM1984
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 156,000 MILES
A few weeks ago my car started smelling faintly of fuel. I mostly noticed this at stop lights.
Fuel filter is not clogged and air filter looks fine.

Recently, I have had trouble started my vehicle without turns the key forward two clicks to allow fuel in. I have to do this 3-4 times and it is still a struggle to get the engine to fire up. I usually have to pump the gas pedal quite a bit and it'll take a couple times to get it going. We think it might be the fuel pump but would like a second opinion before I go to having the gas tank removed to have it replaced.

Please help.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 5:11 PM

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