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99 Taurus Wont start unless gas is sprayed into the intake

This 99 Taurus was starting fine, I let the car sit for 2 months and now it wont start. This Taurus has the Duratech engine. Definitely a fuel problem because when I spray gas into the intake it will start but only runs as long as the spray lasts. I hear the fuel pump come on with the key, I have fuel in the fuel rail. I took the needle out of the fuel rail where you test the pressure and when the key is on and the fuel pump is running plenty of fuel flows out, PLENTY. There seams to be fuel pressure as well. I removed the needle and put a tire gauge on the fuel rail and the gauge went up to 31 pounds. (I know this is not a reliable pressure test but it's all I had) The car was starting as I said, only sometimes I had to feather the gas pedal while cranking and then the car would start fine. Now it will not start at all unless I spray gas directly into the intake.

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  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    I hear the fuel pump run but the car wont start. If I spray gas into the intake the engine will start but only as long as the spray lasts

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    The car will turn over but will not start I hear the fuel pump build up pressure but the car wont start.

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    all of the fuses are good. I tested the fuel pressure at the rail and its at least 31 psi

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    I used a test lite and I have juice to the injectors

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    What should the fuel pressure be?

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    The "Service Engine Soon" comes on withe the ignition but goes off as soon as I start to turn the car over. I see no "check Engine Light"

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    Yes I have 12 volts to the red side of the injectors, and no blown fuses under the hood

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    Hey emissionwiz what happened to you?

  • my_68_hardch Mar 08, 2009

    The car runs when gas is sprayed directly into the intake so I have spark. It is definitely a fuel problem

  • my_68_hardch Mar 09, 2009

    I have spark and the car runs as long as I spray gas into the intake, What makes you think the computer is out?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I think the computer may be defective, ford sells rebuilts for $250

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the check engine light is working correctly, see if u have 12 volts to one side of the injectors, red wire I think

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    31 PSI isw not enough pressure, but it should idle, does the check engine light work?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I wrote what u need to do, there is no magic fix for a problem like this, u have your work cut out for a few hours, if u don't understand modern automotive electronic control systems take it to the dealer, u have a serious problem to solve here.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    verify fuel pressure at at the injector fuel rail test port, if that is ok you have no injector sinal so no fuel is being delivered to the cylinders, check all the fuses under the hood, u may have a blown injector fuse to the 12 volt side of the injectors

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    shorten up the question



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Check out the injectors and the coil pack to make sure you are getting spark

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