Last knight my 89 1500 2wd started spuddering like it wasnt getting fuel. i listened for the fuel pump and it works. i cleaned out the fuel filter. i have plenty of fuel going in and out of the throttle body. i didnt see any fuel sprayin from the throttle body so i poored some fuel in to see if i could get it to fire. still nothing. so i checked to see if the spark plugs had spark they were fine too. so as far as i know it is getting fuel, spark, and oxygen. im stumped. what do i do next? please help.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: 89 1500 will turn but won't fire
Could be bad crankshaft pisition sensor, usually is that sensor, or at least some type of sensor. All a car need is spark, fuel, and o2. So if you have all of these things, than you most likely have a bad sensor. Have you pulled each plug individually and tested for spark? If you got good spark, and you are getting plenty of fuel to throttle body, than you may want to check your timing. You can test all your sensors and wiring with an ohmeter to check resistance. Place one probe on one side and the other on the other side while in OHM setting. If everything is good, you will get a reading, if the sensor is bad than you won't get a reading.
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
sounds like a bad fuel pump. open the gas cap and listen when you turn the key to the on position, not all the way to engage the starter, you should hear a buzzing for 5 or so secands that is the fuel pump in your gas tank. if you dont hear that buzzing the intank fuel pump is probley not working.
Almost fires? Do you mean it does fire some, that you know the plugs are getting spark? If so, then you probably need to have your fuel pressure tested to see if pump is working properly. Can you hear the pump buzz on briefly when you turn key to on? It should come on for a couple of seconds to pressurize the lines. If you don't hear it, then your pump may be bad, or something not turning pump on. Good luck.
It sure could be. But, first...by "won't turn over" you do mean it cranks at normal speed but won't start? A simple test of the fuel pump is to stand by tank and listen as someone turns key to on. When first turned to on, your pump will activate for 2 or 3 seconds, pressurizing the fuel system, and then shut off if the engine computer doesn't get a cranking signal. Do you hear it come on? If not, then something's not turning your pump on. If you can hear it buzz on briefly, then maybe it's your filter. Another test: Spray a little starting fluid into your intake manifold (remove the big hose going into intake manifold) while someone tries starting it.If it doesn't fire and try to stay running, then it's probably an ignition problem. But if it does fire off, then you know it's a fuel problem-likely your pump or filter. good luck.
It can either be the fuel pump or the ignition module. Have someone listen by the fuel tank or take the gas cap off and use a screwdriver to open the metal door under the cap, as you turn the ke foreward, not far enough to crank the engine over but so all the dash lights come on. You should hear the fuel pump turn on for a few seconds. Fuel pumps work then not work then work right before the go out for good.
Ignition modules start to work only while the engine is cold, then eventually the won't work at all.
turn key on and listen for fuel pump in the tank, it should go on for a few seconds then turn off. if you cant hear it try to listen at the fill cap when someone else turns the key on. if you cant hear it , check the safety shutdown relay under hood, it shuts down fuel pump and ignition
You first have to determine if its fire or fuel. To do this listen when you turn on the ignition switch, You should hear a buzzing sound from the fuel tank to indicate your fuel pump is working. If no sound check pump fuse and relay. If you hear the sound spray quick start into the intake manifold and try to start. If it starts or try's to start its a problem with fuel pressure or fuel filter. If you get nothing it's likely fire.