I tried starting the car after it was parked for about four weeks in a heated garage. The engine tried to start but wouldn't. I assumed it was now probably flooded, so I depressed the gas pedal to the floor and held it there while trying to start the car, Still won't start and now the battery is starting the get weak.
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Could be anything or everything here ,i have the same vehicle which is my sunday car as i cannot afford the price of fuel for it compared to my diesel escort.Now i suspect the engine breather but i would need my head under the bonnet to find the exact problem as it couyld be the small vacumn pipe to the fuel shut off valve on the fuel rail ,a split or perished breather pipe .Anything in fact along these lines is what i would look at first .Before i would start looking at things like fuel pump pressure and worrying about computer diagnostics.Should start in neutral though as mine does so it may need the inhibitor switch looking at later but not urgent .Mine is nice to drive but as it came from scotland it is well corroded underneath which is what i have been doing this sunday morning and thats spraying the underneath with a evil mix of underseal,diesel and clean engine oil all mixed up ,i kinow it takes a while to dry out but ? the rust absorbs the oil mix from the paint and turns back into metal -and no i dont understand this action but i know it works
To confirm that is is the fuel pump at issue here get a can of spray starting fluid and next time it won't fire up spray it into the air intake hose of the engine while someone cranks the engine over, if it lights right off then the pump may be the problem. A clogged fuel filter may cause loss of power but seldom if ever a no start.
My suggestion to this is to check the basics. Check fuel pressure and check spark during crank. There is no quick answer for a no start condition. You always have to start by checking the basics. An engine with no spark or fuel will not start every time.
Mine the same, done timing chains and tensioners, gas analyser shows it to be running rich on one bank only, swapped injectors with other bank and changed all 'o' rings. Isn't running rich when revs above 1500 so think it may be VVT on one cam, removed solenoids and found shuttle valve sticking in on one side, shuttle springs back out on other bank, going to replace in near future, maybe you have same problem, get exhaust gasses analysed to find if one bank running rich when idling.