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Car starts sometimes and cannot start the next day or driving short distances does not start
Usually a fuel pump does not "come and go". It either works or it doesn't. It can be weak before it quits, which would allow the engine to start but not have much power.
A mechanic would check base fuel pressure with a gauge before and after the attempt to start. The problem could be a relay or something else.
Posted on Apr 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel pump problem 96 taurus
install a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail to see if you are getting any fuel pressure when the car wont start.if there is no pressure it is a pump
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I had the same problem with My 1990 F150 300 6cylinder 4x4.....I cahnged all the same things you did, finally I sprayed a can of Gumout through the throttle body and it worked and ran great. Now I add fuel injector cleaner to the gas and a regular clean with the gumout and the problem has'nt come back. Good Luck to you and hope it works!
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Fuel pump relay sound bad. Under the hood in the fuse box is the location of the relay. Look under the cover for the diagram to locate it faster. Hope this helps. Please keep me posted. Good luck
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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