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Have to use starter fluid to start my car

After the cold spell we had here in nov my car refuses to start without me useing starter fluid.I know the fuel must not be getting to carb so could it be a something in the lines or possibly the fuel filter keeping fuel from getting to the carb?

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Starving for fuel. Start by making sure the fuel pump is running. Turn the ignition on without starting the car and listen for the pump. It should run for a few seconds and then shut off if you don't start the engine. If you hear nothing, check the fuse. If the fuse is good then it can be a defective fuel pump relay, pump itself. If you hear the pump run and then shut off, suspect a clogged fuel filter, defective fuel pressure regulator, or an extremely weak fuel pump that is running but pumping no fuel. 

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Try disconnecting the hose before the fuel filter and after the fuel filter if it drains on both side then it sounds like it could be the fuel pressure regulator or the fuel pump

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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