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No pressure in the fuel line when checked at the strader valve

1998 escort zx2 2.0 dohv. I have replaced the fuel filter, the fuel pressure sensor and blew out the line with air. I removed the fuel line from the pump and put a piece of hose on it draining into a bottle - I turn the ignition to ON and I get a 2 sec flow from the pump into the bottle then I turned the ignition to start and while Im cranking there is gas being pumped into the bottle. I remove the bottle and hook up the line. Then I repeat the test, I turn the key to ON three or four times and check the valve, no pressure, then I crank the engine for 5-6 secs and check the valve, minimal amount of gas - certainly not 50 psi. At no time does the motor start. it acts like theres not enough pressure to go it to the injectors. have also checked the injectors with noides, and verified spark ..... help!! Thanks

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You need to replace the fuel pump.

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