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1993 Ford Escort Question: Fuel Pump??



twistedthistle, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Madison, WI, April 04, 2009, 11:21

I have a 93 Escort LX 1.9L. w/166,000 miles. Two Questions:
1. As of recent, the car has become more difficult to start. It used to fire RIGHT up, now it takes a significantly longer time cranking the engine over for it to fire up. In the past couple months I have replaced the fuel filter, air filter, and the plugs and wires. I am thinking that it is most likely the fuel pump that is starting to go, but I am wondering if anyone knows of any way to definitively verify that is the problem??
2. When I start this car in cold weather (20 degrees farenheit or colder), it SQUEELS at a very high pitch until it has warmed up for about 5-10 minutes and then dissipates...I am thinking this is the alternator going, but I would be most grateful to hear from some of you folks.


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    April 05, 2009, 19:47

    It could be the fuel pump. Test the fuel pressure, especially when starting. The squeal could be glazed/worn belts.

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