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I had a similor question and i staterd cleaning tubs comming from petrol tank and replace the petrol filter now ok-naleen
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
I read this the other day and it made no sense to me.
The PCV would have nothing to do with the engine starting, only how it runs.
You would need to check fuel pressure at the injector rail with a gauge to see if the pump is working.
The pump should run for 3 seconds with the key on then stop until the engine starts. It gets power from the pump relay then once the oil pressure switch shows oil pressure. If the engine does not start the pump should not have power.
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel pump
Hi I am Vortash you do seem to be having a few problems with this one , and it does sound a little like the fuel pump and ther is an easy way to check you are getting adequate pressure from the pump .. without a pressure meter .. take a small balloon ( you know the type hard to blow small and can cause you to bust a blood vessel trying to inflate them ideal for this ) place it over the end of the fuel pipe and tape it on tight .. remove the lead from the ignition coil so the vehicle will not start .. crank the vehicle and watch the ballon if it starts to inflate then the Pressure is fine . now dont forget this ballon will now be full of gasoline when you remove it so dont break it and have a bowl or. bucket handy .. and when you take it off also remember there is going to be a good deal of pressure in it ?.
Ok so if the ballon inflated the pump is ok if id didnt insist the garage do a fuel pressure test .
I have a cousin who works for Ford here in the UK it is 2.40 am in the morning here now so I will ask him tomorow or later today lol as I have heard of a fault like this before and it was not the fuel system but i want to check with him first .. Regards Vortash
Posted on May 29, 2009
Have you changed the fuel filter? Did it die while driving, or just wouldn't start? Don't use starting fluid on a gas engine! It will cause a lot more problems than it solves. Ether, starting fluid is made for diesel engines... not gas, not ever. If it won't start, it isn't lacking ether. It's lacking gas, air or spark.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.Sit in the car.....turn on the ignition switch to run.....listen very closely to the rear of the car...or have someone kneel down by the back wheel.....you should hear a "prime cycle"......the pump running for 2 or 3 seconds if the key was off for 15 seconds before trying this.If you hear silence you most likely need a fuel pump.Before pulling the tank down....check for power on the gray wire at the fuel tank connector just ahead of the rear axle under the car.Check for power with a test light that will last for 2 to 3 seconds as you turn on the key to run.Power means you really most likely need a pump.No power means you may need a fuse or a fuel pump relay.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Check your fuel pressure to ensure proper pressure to the block, also did you replace the fuel filter.
On a side note: 3 things a automobile needs to run
AIR-make sure you have a clean air filter and your MAF (mass air flow sensor is plugged in) if you pulled your breather to innspect anything, there is a possibility that it came unplugged or you unpluged it and forgot to hook it back up, a car wont start without it being plugged in if equiped
SPARK-Make sure your car has juice to the plugs, if the plug doesnt fire the car wont run, if you have to pull each plug and ground them to the engine block to see if they arch. If not trace the problem down (if you changed the fuel pump you have some mechanical skill and should be able to troubleshoot a spark issue)
FUEL-Check for proper pressure, dirty fuel filter(s) and if your system has a return line, make sure your hoses didnt get crossed cause this will damage the engine and regulator.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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