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How do you get a 98' Ford Escort ZX2 started when it won't start but it will try to crank when you push the gas all the way down?

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07/12/2009

or, seeing as how it TRIES to crank with the gas all the way down, could be clogged fuel injectors. Mine wouldn't start once, same year and make and everything, and a mechanic buddy of mine held the gas all the way down and started it. It only started because the clog was broken up a bit from the new, more powerful element of pressure. sounds like yours are clogged more than mine were tho, just get a new fuel rail, it'll be easier than just the injectors

if the car runs normally except at idle the idle air control is the likely problem,this is fairly inexpensive and easy to install.