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Car wont start

My car ran out of petrol so i put some in but wouldnt start then it did but was spluttering and when i touched gas pedal cut out now wont start at all its a ford probe 2.5ltr v6 injection l rewg any ideas thanks justin

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    justin smith Oct 17, 2008

    how do u check the fuel pressure while crancking

  • justin smith
    justin smith Oct 17, 2008

    also when i crank the engine u can smell gas from the exhaust ?

  • justin smith
    justin smith Oct 19, 2008

    also when i crank the engine u can smell gas from the exhaust ?

  • justin smith
    justin smith Oct 20, 2008

    ive got a spark and its not long had a brandnew distributer on it there is one thing before all this happened it were hesitating on accelaration it was like a power band on a motorbike when you hit the gas it would hesitate then kick in like instant power dont know if that helps thank you for all the help look forward to your reply

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When you run out of gas it really overheats the fuel pump, it is very small and compact, and it needs the gas around it to cool the heat of operation, I will bet you have burned it out, check the fuel pressure while cranking.

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    yadayada Oct 17, 2008

    There is a fuel pressure test valve on the top of the injectors at the fuel pipe that connects to the injectors, it looks like a tire valve, it is made out of metal, you will need a test guage to check this, most auto parts stores sell these (Kragen, Auto Zone etc.), they are cheap. Make sure you check the fuel pump cut off switch also.

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    yadayada Oct 19, 2008

    I would still test the fuel pressure, but if you smell gas then it is most likely ok, the thing that puzzles me is that if the injectors are getting a signal inject fuel then the ignition should be ok, check to see if you have spark and let me know, it could be as simple as a bad distributor cap or rotor, not sure at this point. It could also be the ignition coil.

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    yadayada Oct 20, 2008

    Check the MAF sensor, but if you have fuel be injected and spark then the engine shopuld run, what about the valve timing, did something happen there?

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