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Recently purchased 1982 Ford Escort wagon 1.6 litre seems to run great, especially on a cold start. When I turn it off at a store or wherever, it starts back up then stalls within a minute, acting like it is not getting fuel. (needs starter fluid to restart) I replaced fuel pump and filter, that did not solve the problem. It doesnt always do this, but seems to do this on days above 80 degrees. any ideas
 

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Recently purchased 1982 Ford Escort wagon 1.6 litre seems to run great, especially on a cold start. When I turn it off at a store or wherever, it starts back up then stalls within a minute, acting like it is not getting fuel. (needs starter fluid to restart) I replaced fuel pump and filter, that did not solve the problem. It doesnt always do this, but seems to do this on days above 80 degrees. any ideas
When you replace the fuel pump did you look at the fuel pump push rod?
They wear down and do not the pump to lift properly
The Ford number used to be E1FZ 9400 B
or you may try someone like rock auto or autozone shown below
 

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When you replace the fuel pump did you look at the fuel pump push rod?
They wear down and do not the pump to lift properly
The Ford number used to be E1FZ 9400 B
or you may try someone like rock auto or autozone shown below
I did check to see if the push rod moved, and it seemed to move smoothly. I am not sure of a proper way to test it though. The strange thing is that my radio did not work, but when i replaced the filter and pump, the radio started working.
 

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I did check to see if the push rod moved, and it seemed to move smoothly. I am not sure of a proper way to test it though. The strange thing is that my radio did not work, but when i replaced the filter and pump, the radio started working.
The only way would be compare lengths
they moved fine but they wore off preventing full lift.
 

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The only way would be compare lengths
they moved fine but they wore off preventing full lift.
I will try to replace the fuel push rod today, I hope it is not too complicated. But i was wondering if a bad or wrong oil filter would also cause this problem. The car ran great for the first week (about 1000 miles) with no problems at all. Then I took it to jiffy lube and the problem started 1 mile after I left.
 

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I will try to replace the fuel push rod today, I hope it is not too complicated. But i was wondering if a bad or wrong oil filter would also cause this problem. The car ran great for the first week (about 1000 miles) with no problems at all. Then I took it to jiffy lube and the problem started 1 mile after I left.
They may have knocked something loose
I was reading your post a little closer
you say it happens when the engine is hot?
What kind of an ignition module do you have on it?
Distributor mounted or fender well mounted
Dist mounted
is it std trans or automatic?
 

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The car would not start back up today, and the temp outside was in the 90's, so I left it at my wife's moms house. I think it's the fender well mounted one, and the car is an automatic. I am not sure if it is heat related or not. - the wife says- " it is not consistent as to when it dies, some days it does not die regardless of amount of driving. drove 30+ miles and it did not have problems the whole day, other days a short drive in the afternoon and it dies, but when you try to restart a few hours later, still have to prime carb to make it go. sometimes it starts to die but I pump the gas and it catches and continues, though usually not"
 

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The car would not start back up today, and the temp outside was in the 90's, so I left it at my wife's moms house. I think it's the fender well mounted one, and the car is an automatic. I am not sure if it is heat related or not. - the wife says- " it is not consistent as to when it dies, some days it does not die regardless of amount of driving. drove 30+ miles and it did not have problems the whole day, other days a short drive in the afternoon and it dies, but when you try to restart a few hours later, still have to prime carb to make it go. sometimes it starts to die but I pump the gas and it catches and continues, though usually not"
I know back then when the Dura Spark ignition Module would start to go bad
we used to put an ice pack on the module to cool it and then it would start.
 
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