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I own a 1998 Ford Escort S.E 4 Cyl. I have to flick the ignition switch to start the car. I assume the check valve is bad. Does that come with a nerw fuel pump?

I have to flick the switch at 6 times.

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If you are saying you think the fuel pump is loosing pressure when the engine is off, then yes the check valve is in the pump. But it could also be a problem with the fuel pressure regulator.
A mechanic would check the fuel pressure at the engine and find out if it is dropping off.

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You need to replace the fuel pump.

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good old ford lol, try looking at the crank sensor its located at the front of the engine tucked in right hand side of exhaust manifold and gearbox, two pin plug, i have also known these to have no end of faults with the fusebox.
easy to remove, and solder the connections inside they all suffer eventually, if your not to handy with cars i recommend taking to a auto electrician, easy if you know how. Good luck Davelee

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