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Question by  Tyryt1 (15)

What could be the cause of low fuel pressure on a Ford Escort?

My Ford is experiencing low fuel pressure.


Answer by  nate (199)

it could be either a bad fuel pressure regulator or possibly even a fuel pump going bad. look for any cracks on the vacuum hose going to the pressure regulator.


Answer by  Srfingfreak (697)

Check your fuel pump and belt tightness. A loose belt or a malfunctioning pump are common causes of this. Your belt tensioner could be a problem as well.

posted by Anonymous
belt tension has nothing to do with fuel pressure, pull the vacuum line off the press. regulator on the fuel rail, if fuel coming out, bad regulator, must check for 12v at fuel pump anything less will cause low press. weak pump or clogged filter  add a comment

Answer by  crock (25)

It could be caused by a clogged fuel filter,fuel pump(located in gas tank) going out,could be a clogged fuel injector,kink in one of the fuel lines.


Answer by  freyafreay (76)

The low fuel pressure issue could be caused by a number of issues. The fuel pump could be failing. The fuel filter could be clogged. There could be a blockage in the fuel tank or fuel lines or there could be issues or blockages in the carburetor if the low pressure is at that location.

posted by Anonymous
escorts dont have carbs!  add a comment

Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

You could have a problem with the fuel flow meaning the fuel filter could be partially clogged or there is an obstruction some where in the fuel line. If the fuel filter is replaced and the line is clear then there could be a problem with the fuel pump itself and it may need replacing.

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