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I bumped my car in a skid. Now it wont start. the radio and light work but engine wont pick up? does it have a fuel cut off?

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SOURCE: 2001 mazda miata car cranks but does not start

the best thing to do to check your fuel pump is to take out the connector near to injector then switchs the ignition on if the fuel comes out then it is not fuel pump.if not buy new fuel pump

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I recently replaced the fuel pump in my 1999 Miata. The way mine acted was it died as if it ran out of fuel and didn't even start up after that, just got a few combustions when trying a couple times then nothing at all. It still could be your fuel pump though. They go bad between 130k and 160k miles usually. Some just get weak so they pump fuel but not at high enough pressure. If that's the situation with yours you could do a flow check and see no problem while there still is one. You need 80-90 psi so if you can borrow a fuel pressure guage that would be a good place to start. If your mileage is anywhere near 130k then just replace it anyway because you'll need to soon enough. A while back one of the coil packs went bad and my engine would only run on 2 cylinders and then only when hot. Since there are 2 coil packs and they don't go bad exactly at the same time, your symptom is most likely not related to that. Check the main fuse.
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