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I shut my car off and now it won't start. It cranks over and over and over but won't start even with a jump. Could it be the fuel pump?

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Well the pump is possible. LOcate the fuel tank under the car have some one turn the key on and listen for a whining noise thats the fuel pump it will only run for a few secounds every time you turn the key on and off.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: car stopped,,cranks but won,t fire,,2004

Did you check the ignition system for spark? The fuel pump is in the gas tank. There should be a test port on your fuel rail that looks like a tire valve with a cap on it. Have someone crank the car while you depress the schrader valve and see if you get fuel. Do that first then get back to me.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 DOHC Engine - Fuel pump not pumping fuel.

replace engine control module

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: car cranks over, fuel pump pumps fuel, car has fuel , but car will not start?

maybe your fuel injectors are not working

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: "Cranks, but won't start". Replaced fuel pump, CKP, ICM & nothing

If the engine cranks over normally when you attempt to start you car, but the engine does not start, the problem may be NO FUEL, NO SPARK or NO COMPRESSION. The engine needs adequate fuel pressure, a properly timed spark and normal compression to start.


1) To find why the engine won't start, remove the air inlet tube from the throttle body, push the throttle open and spray a small amount of aerosol starting fluid into the engine. Crank the engine. If it has spark and compression but NO FUEL, it will start and run a few seconds before dying. If it does NOT start, it probably has NO SPARK.

2)Another method to check for spark is to pull a spark plug wire off of a spark plug (if it has plug wires, coil-on-plug ignitions do not) and place the open end of the plug wire near a metal surface on the engine. Have a helper crank the engine while you watch for a spark. DO NOT hold the wire while doing this as it can shock you. If you see a spark, the problem is not spark, but most likely NO FUEL or NO COMPRESSION. If you do not see a spark, the problem is in the IGNITION CIRCUIT.

3)Proper fuel pressure is critical for fuel injected engines to start and run. You should hear the fuel pump inside the fuel tank buzz for a couple of seconds when the ignition is turned on (no buzz means the pump is not running and the engine is not getting fuel). You can smell the tailpipe for gasoline vapors after cranking the engine. If you smell gas, the problem is likely not fuel but NO SPARK. You can also remove the plastic cap and press the schraeder valve test fitting on the fuel rail to see if there is any fuel pressure to the engine (not a very accurate test because fuel pressure must be at a certain level for the engine to start, for that you need a gauge). Even so, no fuel at the fuel rail would tell you fuel is not getting to the engine..

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Neon. Fuel pump problems...

Has the car been running one day and won't start the next and thats why you replaced those parts? This may be the distributor ignition modual later then when it is going out can act like its got demon in it. This modualator will shut power down to your fuel pump.

Now you can try something first though. Run a wire from a hot wire to the fuel pump and see if it will start and run while that wire is hooked up.
If it does then you can find a wire that only becomes hot when the key is turned on so the pump won't run all the time and only when the car is running. This is called gerry riggen in the service and not the proper way to do it. You may get an engine line on because of it too which will put the computer into trouble mode and cut your power down. But maybe not. Try it and see what takes place. If it still won't start then we need to look into testing the ignition modualator. Keep me informed and I will be glad to help you in the matter as well. Raz

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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