Vehicle acts like not getting gas. anymore suggestions?
2 weeks ago the Explorer acted like it wasn't firing right so a friend came over and checked it. He said the new plugs weren't right so he fixed it. It ran fine for a week, then one day it died and would not crank again. I finally got it to run long enough to get to the Advanced Auto a few miles down the road. They checked it and said I had a bad battery cell, so I put a heavy duty battery in it. It cranked and ran long enough to pull out of their parking lot. Then it would just sputter a couple of minutes and die. I have since put a new fuel filter, fuel pump, crank sensor and fuel sensor on and checked the alternator. It still will only spit and sputter for a minute before dying. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I have spoken to a few people and everything they say, I have done. My next step, if noone comes up with a better plan, is going to be dropping the tank to make sure nothing has come loose (which I really don't think so), but I am out of ideas. Please, if there is anyone who could help, let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.
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May be it wouldn't be a bad idea to bight the bullet and have a shop or dealer run a diagnosis to see what the actual problem is. All of the parts you replaced could have been check to see if there where good or bad. I'm sure you have spent more than a $100 in parts already. The average diagnostic charge is around a $100.
What I would need to know from you is some specifics.
What engine do you have? Do you have fuel pressure at the rail? do you have spark? do you have power to the fuel pump? do you have power to the coil?
Since you replaced all of the above parts I have to assume that you checked for all of this?
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1st move is to ck the fuel PSI & emissions. Possible cooling system cause.Scan computer & check sensor readings & the emissions readings are the first moves. Check spark plugs, ignition spark etc. Good luck
Firstly dont talk and drive as you lose concentration and spill your drink,saciledge .Right 2006 diesel so its common rail ,now first thing to do is get the multimeter out and check you have a pulse to a injector when cranking the engine ,then work from their so if you have a pulse to a injector then its fuel ,now in the tank is a low pressure lift pump which supplies fuel when starting but lots of vehicles dont run this pump all the time ,now iam not familar with this american vehicle as to layout but at the end of the day its a diesel which i do most of my work on here in spain ,anything with more than 3 cylinders has to be a diesel here owing the price of fuel ,right check for a pulse first then slacken a diesel fuel pipe to one of the injectors and see if you have fuel pressure ,then post your findings and we will work out where to hit it and with size hammer that will fix it
Hopefully you checked the relay switch under the hood before you replaced fuel pump. If not you can get the switch from o'reillys out parts for $22. I replaced it first b/c mine acted like it wasn't working at all and that fixed my problem.
you have a vacuum problem, I would have the intake gasket checked or you can spray carb/choke cleaner around the intake where it meets the heads and if the rpm of the motor reacts then you have a leak, my explorer was the same way, idle raised and lowered,idled rough, stalled, and my vents acting up. new intake gaskets a month ago and wham runs great. My yukon i did 2 days ago as it had the same actions and yep it runs great now. I'm sure its your intake.
There are 3 basic components that enable an internal combustion engine to run.
3. Ignition or spark
if any of these 3 items are missing the vehicle will not run. I doubt that air is the problem. To me the most likely problem would be fuel. In skynyrd74's case the problem could be the fuel pump, the fuel pump relay, or the injector system itself. To check this you could take a can of starting fluid and squirt very little of it into the plenum of the vehicle and crank it over and see if it fires. DO NOT SQUIRT A LOT INTO THE PLENUM!!!!!! IT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE!!!!!!!! this is just to see if it will fire. If it does then the problem is somewhere in the fuel system itself and will need to be diagnosed with the proper test equipment and proper test procedures. If you are a DIY'er get a service manual and go through the procedures outlined in the manual for a no-start fuel problem.
If the starting fluid doesn't get it to "puff" or act like it is going to fire, the problem could be in you ignition system. in this case you would need to consult a manual or take to your local service professional for repair because there are many causes for a no-spark condition. DO NOT TRY TO TEST THE SPARK YOURSELF!!!! the ignition system on today's vehicles are extremely high voltage and can cause physical harm or death. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS YOURSELF!!!!!! I hope this will get you started in the right direction. There are many other factors that will cause a no-start condition but these are the basics to making an engine run and in no way should you attempt repairs if you do not have experience in automotive service. I assume no responsibility whatsoever for any injury that anyone would have happen to them or for any damage to any vehicle by attempting the repairs themselves. You should always take your vehicle to an authorized service center for any repairs.