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Engine Mechanical problem 1995 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl Two Wheel Dr

I hit a curb while driving now when I try to start the car the starter cranks but its not getting any fuel, I was told there was a automatic fuel shut off switch, and I'd like to know how to turn it back on,

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  • grbeachjeep Dec 01, 2008

    could you please tell me where it is that I turn that switch back on

  • grbeachjeep Dec 01, 2008

    could not find a switch in the trunk, is there another place it could be?

  • Howard Lester May 11, 2010

    Fuel shutoff switches are inertial and they need a pretty strong jar before they will trip.They are meant to shut off the fuel during rollovers and collisions where there is a danger of fire.I would not suspect that at first. Since I started working with fuel injection in 1992 I have never seen one tripped on any vehicle. Do you know if you have spark?Have you verified fuel pressure? Keep in mind that the injectors are multiport meaning that the computer pulses all four of them at the same time.If something was wrong with this circuit you would also have no fuel to the engine. One simple test to check the fuel pump is to turn the ignition to the run position. You should hear the pump run for 3 to 5 seconds then shut off because the computer did not get a signal from one of the sensors to tell it the engine is turning over.



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Refer to the vehicle owners manual for the location of fuel shut switch and its reset procedures if specified, otherwise you'll likely need a new fuel pump / sending unit, don't forget to change the fuel filter while you are at it, the fuel filter is located behind the rear axle ( passenger side ) , the vehicle repair manual is very helpful.

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It should be in the trunk area on the right hand side facing the trunk. simply switch it back on.

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