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It sometimes won't start unless I use either. And we have…

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It sometimes won't start...

It sometimes won't start unless I use either.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes and we have replaced the gas pump. The last time I drove the car jerked like it was going to stall while I was going 60 mph

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '60 Ford?

2001 ford eacape.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am. We replaced the fuel pump and the coolent temperature sensor

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes when I use a small shot of either it starts and continues to start until it sits overnight. Then it will crank freely until I use a shot of either.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

What is the fuel pressure at when this no start condition occurs?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
We don't know. When we started it today it started without either
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

Ok, that will need to be checked next.

If can provide you with a list of possible causes if the pressure checks out good and if it does not check out good.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
How do we check pressure?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

This is done using a fuel pressure gauge hooked up to the fuel rail.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
We have one but we're not sure how to hook it up
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

What size engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
6 cylinder
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

Thank you.

There should be a fuel pressure test port on the fuel rail you can screw in the fuel pressure tester to check fuel pressure.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Is it the silver line under the throttle body?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

You got it!

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
It tested at 65 pounds
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

Did you check it WHEN the engine does not start?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

Ok that will need to be done.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
How but how to I do that
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

You must wait until it acts up.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok that might be days so we will have to get back to you.
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

Sounds good

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