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I cant find the primer on my 1998 escort 55 van.

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  • daveyboy1971 Nov 28, 2008

    Ive found the primer and it still wont start, ive changed the fuel filter primed it and still wont start, help!!!!!



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It doesnt have one.turn engine in 30 sec bursts till it fires.some models have a black knob to push down on top of fuel filter

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    Colin Stickland Nov 28, 2008

    right crack the four injector feed pipes,with someone to turn engine and hold throttle open turn engine till fuel is seen coming from the union .tighten injector feed on this one then crankl again till fuel is seen coning from another one and so on untill all four are tightened .it should start with a bit of heat ,and dont overdo the starter only short bursts with a minute or so between each crank in case you melt solder in the commutator



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