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I have a ford escort. When I let car park overnight having…

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I have a ford escort . When I let car park overnight having hard time starting it. I hear loud pops. In order for the loud pops to occur, I have to push gas pedal to floor and try a while. If I don’t leave gas pedal pressed engine don’t seem to be trying to start. After around a few minutes of this the car starts very rough. Then after few minutes of rough the engine smooths normal. If I turn car off and turn it back on. It starts perfectly. What can this be?
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What year model and how many miles?

If you go into a store and start the car once done, do you have hard times starting with the engine already hot?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
97 Ford Escort 130k miles. After I get it to start, it starts perfect after that throughout the day. It’s if I leave it overnight.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Once I get it to start and immediately turn it off and back on it starts perfectly even when engine is not hot

Thanks, ***** ***** behind on any maintenance?

Once it does start after this rough patch is there any exhaust smoke?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I notice smoke from catylic converter when the attempts are occurring.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
There is no smoke after it starts.

Thanks, ***** ***** behind on any maintenance?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No.

Thanks, ***** ***** you have one or more injectors which are bad and leaking down the remaining fuel pressure to them while the vehicle is off and this is flooding the engine. This makes the engine hard to start when cold because it is flooded. I recommend removing the spark plugs before a cold start and the unplug the injectors. Have an assistant watch while cranking to see which cylinder is blowing out fuel. Then replace that injector or all.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If this is case why would I have to press the pedal to the floor for this to work?

Pressing the pedal to the floor allows a lot more air into the engine while cranking and helps to blow out the combustion chamber dry while cranking so the plugs can then ignite and not stay fouled out.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ah ok, can a leak othe filler tube cause this

An external leak is not to blame here.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Oh ok, thanks how bout fuel pump related

You can check the pressure but so far the scenario you have is not pointing to that.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks for this. I will investigate injectors

You are welcome, and thanks for rating my answer once you do so.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
can u give me the instructions on replacing the injectors?
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