Question about 2002 Lincoln LS
I bought this car from a personally owned car dealership. It will crank and crank and finally start. When it finally starts and you look at the exhaust pipes it has clouds of white smoke coming out of it. It smells like gas. I feel like the car isnt getting enough air to burn the gas. I cleaned the MAF sensor and have replace the crankshaft position sensor. I am honestly running out of money to fix this car. I have put almost 500 into just the cranking problem. I have a newborn daughter and i have to have this car to take her to the doctor and other appts. Someone please help.
Try to by pass the starter motor, see the diagram attached, and see what happened, you will have a different view with this.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the crank sensor that is stuck in the block right by the A/C compressor. You had to unplug it to replace the compressor.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
SOURCE: i smell gas when i crank up
This sounds like a choke problem or a fuel problem. The gas smell is coming out of your exhaust pipe. It has too much fuel for the engine to burn until it has time to clean the cylinders out a little by spinning it over for a longer period of time then you will get black smoke and a raw gas smell when it does start. Many things can contribute to this condition. The engine computer is controlling the amount of air and fuel that the engine gets. So I would begin there. With a diagnostic test. Also look at the spark control and the air intake system to make shure it is not stopped up
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
You say t pump is coming on, but do you fuel coming up to the fuel injector rail? You can check for fuel by pushing down the valve located at the left front side of fuel rail. It looks like a tire air fill stem. Be very careful as fuel is under 40 psi pressure and can spray all over the place. do this with engine OFF and have a rag to cover the valve. Just press with tip of screwdriver and be sure valve is covered. If a little gas come out,you know you have fuel. If not gas then check fuel delivery system i.e pump, filter, lines or pickup tube.
If there is fuel in the rail, then there is most likely a problem with the control module (computer).
Check for fault codes with an OBD II reader. You can usually rent one at your local part store. You can look up fault codes to find out where the problem might lie.
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Posted on Jun 01, 2011
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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities.
It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then
it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure
or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty
ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.
To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.
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