Question about 2005 Ford Futura

1 Answer

Car will not start.

Turns over, has spark. Not sure on fuel but will be checking by taking off line going to intake. How do i check the pump and pressure regulator. I am assuming it is a fuel problem but could be a sensor. Any advice to trouble shoot with limited tools would be appreciated. Car is in Iraq and we would like to get it running again so we have wheels.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,201 Answers

You can check to see if the fuel pump is working by listening for a whirrling noise when you turn the ignition on,or open the gas door take the cap off and have somebody put their ear close to it to see if they can hear it. It only comes on for a few seconds when thr ignition is turned on. If you don't hear it the pump is bad.As far as the regulator goes, it's best to have a pressure tester for that.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why won't my car strrt? just had new fuel pump put in. it turns over and sounds like it wants to start but won't. could it be the fuel filter?

Buy starting fluid. Spray some directly into intake, you have to remove the inlet boot to access the inlet side of your throttle body. Open the butterfly valve manually and spritz the starting fluid in. get back in the drivers seat then attempt to start. If it starts, then yes, you have a fuel issue. Pump is new, but what about intake screen and in-line filter? Your injectors could be keeping fuel from getting to the cylinders as well. If your car does not start on starting fluid, then you need to check for spark (existence of spark and timing of spark)

Oct 15, 2014 | 2001 Hyundai Tiburon


Engine turns over but wont start

Check for spark. <br /> Remove one spark plug lead from plug. Place a new spark plug into the boot. Ground the tip to chassis. Have a 2nd person turn over car. You should see a bright blue spark with an audible snap. No spark? Orange, weak spark? Check cable integrity, check primary and secondary coil resistance, check ground leads. Check for +12V from primary coil (+) to chassis with key to 'on'. Check condition of rotor cap and rotor button if installed. Cracked rotor caps allow moisture in and spark short-circuits before going to plug.<br /> <br /> Check fuel delivery. <br /> Clogged fuel filters, failed fuel pumps or pressure regulators cause a no-start condition. Spray starting fluid into intake. Make sure you use the kind that contains cylinder lubricant. If vehicle starts and runs while you spray, and quits when you stop, then your fuel delivery system is not doing it's job. Isolate problem by checking for pressure at the fuel rail, and then on the incoming side of the filter. If fuel pump does not put out pressure, check to see if it runs at all. Modern electric fuel pumps are often located in the fuel tank and access is sometimes available via a panel under the rear seat (of cars) <br /> <br /> Check timing. <br /> Intake and exhaust valves are mechanically actuated on most vehicles by means of a camshaft gear/sprocket (or two) , a belt or chain, and a crankshaft gear/sprocket. The distributors are linked with the camshaft via worm gear or a simple direct drive spline. Mechanical timing is checked via marks (dots) on the faces of the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket. Electrical timing is set with #1 piston at top-dead center of the compression stroke. Set in the distributor so that the rotor button aligns with the #1 of the metal post set in the cap. <br /> <br /> Vacuum lines<br /> Often after a top end job has been done such as a head gasket job, vacuum lines were not marked, or markings became unreadable. The vacuum line for the EGR is especially important as improper hook up will cause the egr to stick open during cranking, making it impossible to start. Under most hoods is a diagram showing the vacuum line routing.<br /> <br /> <br /> Valve clearance.<br /> Intake and exhaust valves must be adjusted with the specified gaps. If an intake valve has no clearance at top dead center of that cylinder, then compression is not made.

on Nov 28, 2010 | Toyota Celica Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why won't my 1989 dodge dakota start

you don`t say what if anything you have checked. check for spark at the plugs if this is good then check for fuel, and make sure the intake is not plugged(plugged air filter). if you have spark then check fuel pressure and volume. fuel pumps are common problems. I guess you mean it turns over but not start up.

Aug 18, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My subaru just turns

Sudden no starts are usually gas or ignition spark related. You could check for spark on a spark plug wire OR you could spray a shot of starting fluid into the air intake, and then try starting-if the engine fires up briefly, then you know it is a fuel problem-maybe the pump or the filter or an injector circuit problem. The fuel pump should turn on for a couple of seconds when turning the key to on, not start. This puts fuel pressure in the line and at the injectors. If you have gas up to the engine under pressure, the pump is working. You should still have the fuel pressure checked to make sure it is at the correct pressure for your vehicle-a worn tired pump may not be doing good enough.

If the starting fluid causes not a peep from the engine, check for spark. If no spark, the ignition system will need diagnosing. It could be a fuse or an ignition part failed-the coils, the ignition control module, the crank position sensor (for timing of the spark), the ecu, etc.

Post back with what you find or for more help.

May 08, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine turns but will not start

Is the fuel pump bad and is it getting spark, the easiest way to check theses is: Listen for the fuel pump and if you hear it, unhook the pressure line from the fuel rail. To check spark take out one spark plug and plug it into the wire, be careful not to ground it out on yourself though, and ground it to the intake maifold while someone turns the key, and look for spark.
One last thing is the timing could be wayyyyy off.

Jul 19, 2012 | Seat Cordoba Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Wont start turns over but wont start

it could be many things, but make sure you have fuel and spark. if you have good spark and can not tell if its getting fuel. just spray starting fluid in intake or the throttle body just open throttle plate and give it a couple of squirts of fluid.and if it starts then quits its a fuel problem. if no fuel, check and see if fuel pump is running.check the fuel pump fuse and relay first! to check fuel pump, place hand on bottom of fuel tank, then turn key to on. if it is working you will feel the vibration in tank. you may have to do this a few times. for the pump only runs for about 2-3 seconds to build up pressure in the line. but when its running its on all the time. if pump is ok. go to fuel filter to see if its plugged up.then go from there. hope this helps you ! good-day !

Mar 09, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

My car will not has gas. It turns just wont start.

Sounds like a broken fuel pump, or it could be a coil, have someone crank the car, and you stand by near the gas tank, when the ignition is opened, you should hear a winding noise by the fuel tank, thats the fuel pump running, if no noise, then more than likely thats your problem.

Aug 23, 2011 | Mercury Sable Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Motor turns but will not start

You need fuel, air, and fire to start the car. Make sure you check the fuel components. Make sure they work. Fuel pump, filter, lines, injectors, pump fuse/relay. Fuel goes from the pump to the filter, from the filter through the gas lines and then to the engine. Make sure gas is getting through. If the gas checks out, make sure you are getting spark. It could be spark plugs/coils, wires, coil pack, distributor, dist.cap, rotor, cam sensor, crank sensor, ecm. You need to do a spark test. Check your timing belt/chain. Anyone of these can cause your car not to start. I know it is a lot. That is why it is important to check for gas and spark. Make sure you check all your wires, connections, and hoses. Make sure there is no intake leaks. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mar 06, 2011 | 1994 Buick Century

2 Answers

Turns over, has spark fuel,if i squirt carb. cleaner in the intake it will start and restart all day with no issues, the next day is the same all over again. i replaced the fuel pump, tps,the 7x crank...


Aug 17, 2009 | Oldsmobile Alero Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Car starts good but has rough idle and dies in a few seconds.

sound like intake leak. get a scanner to see if egr valve not staying open . check map sensor + make sure the vacuum line didnt come off it . check coolant sensor. oxygen sensor .check fuel pressure regulator. check vacuum line that goes to fuel pressur e regulator . make sure there is no gas in it. make sure its getting vacuum. check pvc valve.shake it make sure it rattle .

Mar 09, 2009 | 1992 Toyota Celica

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Ford Futura Logo

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

74418 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5433 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides