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Car sometimes will not start, unless I put some ether into the engine. But once started it purrs like a kitten? I do not know where my fuel filter is to change it. Any ideas?

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The fuel filter is under the car between the gas tank and the engine.
I would check the fuel pump relay the next time it fails to start.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

  • Donna Romano Aug 01, 2013

    Replaced the fuel pump relay and it still doing the same thing. Going to try and replace the fuel filter as soon as I can find it.

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sounds like clogged injectors try run chevron techron injector cleaner for 8 bucks it got me out of the same mess b4

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relay switch for your starter(ignition)

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Can I use 87 gas rather than premium I see the manual reads Premium


If it says that you can use it, go ahead. But if is recommends not to except in an emergency.
DON'T. Octane Ratings in gasoline refer to the temperature that the fuel will Ignite. The Lower the
Temperature that it Ignites, The lower the Octane Rating. The engine in your car is Very High Performance. It uses a High Compression Ratio so the Temperatures and Pressures inside the cylinders are higher before the spark plug ignites the fuel mixture. If you Octane is too low, The fuel will ignite before it is supposed to and you can damage or possibly destroy the engine. If you use the premium, i.e. High Octane Fuel, The timing of the ignition will be correct and the engine will purr like a kitten. Not really a kitten, maybe a tiger. You know what I mean. Most people who own that car, don't really know it's a screamer. I'm not kidding.

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Hi, Cant normally start car (2.3l).filters,plugs,spark all ok,can crank just wont fire.once running all is well,runs like a kitten, i spray ether into the plennem chamber pipe and she fires and runs.yuor...


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Most likely one of 2 things, fuel pump failure or intemitent fault on fuel relay and/or fuse. they can melt rarely though!

Another option is the air mass sensor or MAF sensor that regulates the air to fuel mix, if this is a early 1992 model before september of that year then most likely the engine will run quite rich on fuel, modern fuels are slightly different and less harmful again can cause an issue.

Air or fuel is the ahort of it. also check that there is no holes in the air pipes and that all have a good seal with no leaks taking in too much air.

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