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Why do I have to pump the gas pedal to get my 1991 Nissan stanza to start

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You probably have a carburetor that feeds fuel to the engine rater than Fuel Injection. Fuel Injection squirts a bit of fuel into the ignition chamber when you turn your key, allowing the car to start, with a carburetor, you have to manually pump the fuel into the ignition chamber to start the engine. Usually Two to Three times should be enough.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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    branhama79 Jan 22, 2013

    is this just a sign of a older car and okay to keep it this way or could there be something wrong? It just started doing this.



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jdmbaker: There are a few areas I would suggest looking in.
First, I would be looking for a false air problem. This is a condition where you have un-metered air getting into the engine. A torn airflow meter boot, or large vacuum leak such as a split pcv hose.
Second, your injector pulse width is primarily dependent on the coolant temperature sensor. This component is located at the front of the motor just below the thermostat housing. The sensor gives the ECM resistance values based on the temperature of the coolant. If the sensor fails, usually, they have a tendency to create a lean condition. This shortens the pulse width of the injectors which essentially starves the engine for fuel. One way you can perform a quick test for a lean condition, is to pinch off the return hose for the fuel going to the tank. If you look at the fuel hoses, they run right next to each other. You have one which comes from the fuel filter. That is the feed line. Pinch the other hose. This will boost the fuel pressure causing more fuel to be sprayed out of the injectors.With the hose pinched, hit the throttle, if the engine will rev up, you persue the lean condition theory.
Third. Check for a weak spark. A severely worn cap and rotor or bad plug wires can cause a hesitation and stalling problem if they are bad enough.
Fourth. The air flow meter could be faulty. This is a very common symptom matching you description.
Odds are that one of these are the solution. Good luck and let me know how you do.

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need to know how fuel pressure if way below 36psi maybe why it wont start

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