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2000 chryler concord trys to fire but wont start can smell gas though 2.7 engine

Maybe low fuel pressure? can hear pump running too.

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Was the car running and quit or would it not start after setting?

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  • jerry larson Jan 12, 2013

    well i seen one guy said to make sure to hold the button in while shifting gears did that and fired partialy, held it to the floor got it to fire breifley but sounded rough. but the car was running shut it down, came back and nothing to date

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Sounds like your not getting a spark, electrical problem, could be your coil, maybe your spark plug wires, they could be cracked, do you have a distributor cap ? you need to adress these issues to determine why you donot have a spark to fire your fuel ! are your spark pugs old ? gapped properly, good luck,ken

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  • jerry larson Jan 12, 2013

    no cap there individual coils got it to fire longer than before but sounded rough

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What about the fuel filter????? Have you changed it out??? If you can spary something like a started fluid, that means it is a fuel problem. My last check, it has to be above 50-psi on the fuel pressure to make it run right. I had 35psi, but whould not get over 30mph or down hill maybe 45mph. Check both filter & pressure, but check pressure with a New fule filter!!!!

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yep i seen it in happen .i was at a gas station a guy drove car to the gas station on empty.he fill his tank up .could not get it to crank .some cars you have to restart fuel pump when run out of gas. like chrysler.you use a scanner. but chervrolet you run low over heat damage the pump.it has to stay submerge gas to keep it cool. check fuel pump pressure.it should be 41 - 47 psi.

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well if she ran it to long with no oil it might be locked up and might be able to turn it over if its not to bad. but you should still get power going to your fuel pump i would check all connection going to fuel pump and no broken wires. try even un plugging battery to see if there's a bypass

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