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No igntion Car turning over on starter motor easily enough, but not firing at all. There is fuel in the tank but unsure as to where to start tracing fault. Any suggestions?

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  • godfrey_phil May 12, 2009

    sounds a good plan? is there a non-messy way to do this? or is it a case of pull of a fuel line and turn engine over?

  • godfrey_phil May 12, 2009

    ah excellent - i saw that today when i was having a look, figured it might be a test port - thanks very much for your help

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Check the fuel pressure 1st, u may have a bad pump in the gas tank.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    yadayada May 12, 2009

    on the top of the engine near the fuel injectors on the fuel supply rail to the injectors there is a fuel pressure test port, looks like a metal tire valve, of course u will need to buy a fuel pressure gauge to plug into this port, i don't recommended taking off a fuel line, chance of fire is to high.

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