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Car won't start

1998 ford mustang, 6 cylinder. car was running fine then i went out to run to the store and it wouldn't start. it will turn over and sound like it is going to start but never fires up. there is gas so this is not the issue. the plugs are new so that's not the issue either

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The other posts are good but it sounds like a fuel pressure problem the easiest way to check it (aka redneck way) when you open the hood all of your injectors will be held down by what is known as the fuel rail its gonna be stainless steal and sit on top of all of the injecters somewhere on that rail there will be a little thing that looks like an air valve (for tires) unscrew the cap and find something small to push down the little thing in the middle kinda like letting air out of a tire if you have fuel shooting up when you do that you have pressure then it narrows it down to injectors if you dont then more than likely it is the pump or pressure regulator but remember before trying to start the car again you have to turn the key to the on position for about 3 seconds and turn it off repeat about 5 times and your pressure will be back up if all of that is done and it all seems fine then you move on to suspect the injectors the best way to see if they are workin is to buy a can of starting fluid and spray it into theair intake right at the throttle body make sure you put the hose back on before cranking the engine if it starts then dies it has to do with injectors either the current isnt getting to them or they are just plain bad this is the best info i can give at the monent i would have to be there to fully understand but feel free if you try this and it doesnt work to comment on here and we will go to the next step if you figure out its not a fuel problem check for spark if you have it check your air filter i have seen small animals climb in and get stuck in the air intake tube cutting air off to the engine im not saying there is a squirrel in there but you could have something obstructing the air path

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Sounds like the feul pump......get in your car and just turn the on and listen very closely to see if the feul pump is kicking on......it also might be the fuel relay

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Check the resistance on the spark plug wires. =>

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how_to_central/automotive/1272351.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2296047_test-spark-plug-wire-car.html

Check the connection distributor cap. Check for loose connections.

Check the starter solenoid =>

http://autorepair.about.com/cs/troubleshooting/l/aa080203b.htm


Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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