98 Ford Escort FUEL HELP ME

Tiny
KNORKOOLI
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
O.K! I am about to take this car out and have it flattened to it's death bed. It was a great car when I bought it used for 4 years now at around 111,000 miles I had to replace a coolant Freeze Plug and the radiator. Shes in great shape otherwise. Until 2 weeks ago. I got an oil change like normal and the next day I got trouble. I push on the gas and unless it's to the floor, she slugs up to about 25 miles per hour and wants to stay there. When she sits at a stop light or sign she almost feels like she is going to stall but she never did. I did buy fuel injection cleaner but sadly the day I did it, it was too late. The next morning I go to start her and she wants to start but she seems to be getting no gas to help her turn over. Now, when I pushed on the gas when she was working. It did make some noise like some of the fuel injection wasn't doing anything but knocking around. Also when pushing on gas there was no pressure or power going. Now could it be a blocked fliter or did my fuel pump DIE? If so how much am I looking at paying to have it fixed?
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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 AT 12:04 AM

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Tiny
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First thing's first. Turn the ignition to the run position and listen to the gas tank to hear the fuel pump running. Next, run a fuel pressure test to see if the pump is giving enough pressure. Then you could crank the engine and put a test light on the injectors and see if they are pulsing. You could replace the fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator.
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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 AT 2:47 AM

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