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Engine turns over but won't crank

It's been sitting for about 6 months now. I put new gas in it and I changed the plugs in it. I know it's getting spark. I can use starting fluid on it and it fires right up and runs a second or two. I don't know how to check to see if the fuel pump is working.
It was running when I parked it, but now all it wants to do is turn over...

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  • kwcassell May 20, 2009

    Can you tell me where the fuel pump relay is located? I have found the fuel pump under the back seat area. I do remember being able to hear the pump run when I first switched the car on. I didn't hear it this time around.

    I will try taking the line off the fuel filter this evening to see if it does what you say.

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Start with the fuel pump relay. (swap the relay with another one, like the fan relay) If it won't start, Take the fuel line off the fuel filter and turn the key on and off. each time the key is turned on, the pump will run for aprox.3 sec. There may be fuel pumping out of the line so be careful.If no fuel, it's most likley the pump. Drop the tank and check the wires for fire and good connection. You dont want to replace a pump for no reason.

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  • Bennie Kennedy May 20, 2009

    Thr relay should be under the hood. Prob on the driver's side. it will be a black box. Take the top off, there should be relays in it. The lid of the box should have what they run.

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