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Ran out of diesel and filled it again cant get it started

Ran out of diesel and filled it again cant get it to start and was told to try bleeding it but cant find the pump its a ford escort 1.8 td w reg

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You have to bleed the diesel from the injectors, however diesel forced out of an injector can go through the skin and could prove to be fatal so great care should be taken.

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