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4.0 S TYPE CRANKS WON'T START

BATTERY WENT DOWN. CHARGED BATTERY NOW CRANKS BUT WON'T START. NO DRIVEN IN 6 YEARS, BUT STARTED MONTHLY

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The first thing i would check would be the fuel pressure, the gas being sold now a days eats away at the fuel pump and makes varnish build up in pump causing the pump to go bad.

A fuel pressure gauge is needed for this test, it connects to the fuel rail and give you a reading and i would bet there is no or very very low pressure.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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