Car runs great until you put gas in then it won't start back until it sits for a while then you are good until the next time you get gas or as long as your foot never touches the gas peddle when you are starting the car. If you depress the gas peddle when trying to start the vehicle it will not start for a while. you have to let the car sit for a while then you can start it right up any ideas on what causes this
Try this, if the car wont start push the pedal all the way to the floor and hold it ther while you crank. It sounds like you are flooding the car some how. Pushing the pedal to the floor puts the car into clear flood mode and it shuts off the fuel flow. try and see just a suggestion
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You may not believe what I am going to say, but pumping the gas pedal does nothing to make the engine start. The throttle position sensor does not start sending a signal to the computer until after the engine starts. However, cranking the engine for an extended period of time could have an effect. If the fuel pressure is low, cranking the engine would build it back up to normal. I would suggest you have the fuel pressure checked before and after the first attempt of the day. The car would need to sit overnight for the first test.
FYI for anyone who finds this thread and is researching the same problem- Try this it fixed my problem. take off the AIC and spray it good with INTAKE CLEANER. do not use carb and choke cleaner, then put it back on. next take off the air intake hose. with someone in the vehicle to keep it running and to resart the motor when it dies, (which it will) spray an entire can of the INTAKE CLEANER into the intake with 10 second sprays. try spraying for 10 seconds , then start vehicle and it will prob die. thats ok. a few times with motor off have the person in the vehicle press the gas to open butterfly and spray a whole bunch. let it sit for 2 minutes then start again. repeat these steps untill the whole can is empty. next- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT- put everything back together and disconnect the positive battery cable for 30 seconds. then put it back and get the motor running again. due to all the intake cleaner and the resetting of the computer it may take a few tries to get it running. once its running smooth take it for a drive and if you can go through a full cycle of driving conditions. example, stop and go , highway ect.. obviously im not responsible if it works or not but i messed with my truck for days untill i came across this advice and it cured my problem. hope it helps someone else.
This may be a fuel injected engine. On some vechicles when they run out of gas you have to turn the key, but not try to start the car. Give it a few seconds for the gas to feed back through the gas line. Once you turn the key, the fuel pump will start pumping the gas to the engine for the carburator. If that does not work, then give it a little gas, no too much or you could flood the carburator. Try to start the car again.
Hey all. I've had my 2003 in twice for the Crankshaft position sensor. In Feb 08 it fixed everything. My car wouldn't start when it had been running for a while. I'd pull into a gas station, then go to start it again and it would just turn over. Same thing just happened in July 2010. They replaced the crankshaft position sensor again, but now it's still doing the same thing. If I let the car sit for 20-25 minutes, it will start and run just fine. However, this time around the check engine light is on and it has never come on. I'm open to any suggestions as to what to try next. What is the PCM exactly?
It happens to my 93 Integra but mostly when the car is sitting in the sun or when the weather is hot. What works sometimes, is to step on the gas pedal down to the floor and start the car at the same time. Other times, I wait a few minutes and then do the same thing.