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1994 ford escort gt won't fire

I have a 1994 ford escort gt that just stopped on me! It cranks but will not fire?

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Overall, the best car I have ever owned, hands down. I am the original owner, and have close to 250K on it. I'm not religious about oil changes every 3000, but I get to them eventually. There's plenty of power in the manual trans 1.9 engine, I can pull steep grades with a full load of passengers & luggage running in 4th gear. I'm on my 5th set of tires, 4th windshield (darn rocks), 3rd water pump (they go after about 120K, easy fix tho), 2nd radiator (replaced at 210K), 5th timing belt. Those are all pretty minor, even expected things. The engine, manual trans, A/C, suspension, body, interior, all have been rock solid.
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Check for spark & fuel . shoot a small amount of starting fluid into air intake , crank engine- if fires at all check fuel pressure - 41 psi - 50 if not in specs -bad fuel filter or pump, replace both at once. if no fire - remove spark plug(s), check electrode(s).ifthey look o.k. install onto plug wire , hold plug to engine block or any metal part, crank engine, check for spark , if none, remove timing belt cover enough to see top cam gear, crank engine -is belt/ gear turning? if not - needs timing belt. if o.k. may need ignition module or coil.

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Have you checked the timing belt?

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If the car has more than 160000km it cold need a fuel pump, also check for spark!

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