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No fuel going into cylinder 1 and 3 is the problem the starter of the fuel injector

Mechanic said car wouldnt start for him so he put a new starter.why? When its not the starter thats the problem

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He just took you for a fool. you have blocked fuel line to those cylinders. or blocked or stuffed injectors

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Yes that is correct.There is also a coil that fires the spark plug for each cylinder.There are specific tests for each component so you can find out which part is bad.compression could also be an isue not likely if the problem came all the sudden.

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your statement is fuel pump work ok, have you tested for proper fuel pressure. just because the fuel pump works it could have less pressure needed to start the engine. maybe the fuel filter is plugged. start out by replacing the fuel filter, if this doesn't fix it, you need to pressure test the pump. even 10 psi reduction in pressure will allow the engine not to start.

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