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99 fire bird wont start

My body ran it out of gas and clogged the fuel filter well he let the car sit for about 5 months tell he had time to change the filter so got that done and now it wont start well if you put some starter fluid in it it will run for maybe a minute just long enough to burn the starter fluid if you touch the gas pedal it dies instantly lol their is fuel in the fuel rails i checked not sure what else to do short of dropping the tank any suggestions would be much aprishiated thank you for your time

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  • joshrcstuff Mar 08, 2009

    its a 99 i don't know how it got 89 i never told it that sorry for the confusion anyway lol thank you thats what i thought sucks for him

  • joshrcstuff Mar 08, 2009

    its the 3.8 v6

    he was hoping it was just bad gas because he let it sit so long

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Check fuel pump relay and see if it is clicking ,if so you will have to replace the fuel pump. When you run out o gas and your car has some miles on it the pump runs dry ,this will cause the motor to burn up. p.s your will have to remove the muffler to replace the pump.

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Sounds like the fuel pump is bad. You need to test fuel pressure. I can tell you the fuel pressure spec, but what year is it 89 or 99? And what engine?

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