All gas leaked out fixed the line and put gas in but still wont start
My 88 ford taurus got the fuel line broke and leaked every drop of gas out of it and when i fixed the line i put four gallons of gas in the tank and it wont start now its probibly sat for over a month because i dont know what im doing please help
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Re: all gas leaked out fixed the line and put gas in but...
The most likely suspect is your FUEL PUMP! If it ran completely out of fuel, your fuel pump is TOAST! The gas is the lubricant for the pump. If you run it completely out of gas, I can tell you from experience (several times) that the pump is damaged badly or totally burned out. It's a pretty simple operation to change the pump. It'll be IN the tank so don't get fooled by the fuel filter or the pressure regulator you may see along the frame rail. You should be able to get to it through the floor of the trunk. There should be a panel you can remove to gain access to the top of the tank. If not, you're going to have to drop the tank out of the car. It's a pain but, if you can get a buddy to help, it goes a lot faster, but it can be done solo. The sending unit for the fuel gauge and the pump should be mounted together. So just carefully remove the sending unit assembly (watch out for the Float Arm, don't bend it!) and the pump will come with it. Swap out with new pump, re-assemble and start the engine! It should come back to life. Don't add more fuel until it's running again! If you goof-up something and have to drop the tank again, you don't want all that extra fuel in the tank.
Note: Even if your old pump still pumps fuel, it won't be at the proper pressure! I've seen this MANY times in the shop and it was always the same story: They ran out of gas, put more in and it ran like garbage to the nearest gas station.... where they FILLED the tank. Shortly thereafter, it just dies and they can't get it started. So it comes in on the sling. Guess who gets to the "Gas Bath" while taking the Fuel tank out. LOL. Very few Fuel Injected cars have an external fuel pump. You might want to pick up a Chilton's or Haynes manual for the car. Some good info and procedures are in there and repairs like this are covered in detail.
Try this and let me know how it goes. I'm pretty sure this will resolve the issue for you.
Re: all gas leaked out fixed the line and put gas in but...
Does it want to start? maybe you didnt unhook the battery, and you lost all the power, or it is the alternator.. can be many things, try to get a jump and see if that works, then tell me and I will give you further information.
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Sounds like a line from the evaporative system is broke or not connected..Also make sure theres not a leak in the filler hose coming from the tank to where you put in the fuel..The evaporative lines and the filler hoses,,are easy to break or leave off during installation..You will have to let the tank back down to look..You should be able to lower it to see over the top,,without letting it all the way down
possible problems would be fuel regulator problems, bad fuel pump, clogged fuel return line, clogged fuel pickup screen, clogged fuel filter, or clogged or stuck fuel tank breather valve/line/cap. easiest things first. look for a disconnected, lose, or warn vacuum line from the fuel pressure regulator to the intake manifold. next try starting the car without the fuel cap. if that works you probably need to clean or replace your gas cap. next i would check for fuel pressure. u can buy a pressure gauge from autozone for around 30 bucks and some will just do it for you. if youre pressure is good while the ign is on but when the car starts it drops your best bet is something is clogged. if it doesnt drop then you may have dirty injectors, bad spark plugs, or a bad distributor. put some injectory cleaner in there are run the car a few times, replace your plugs and wire, and have your distributor tested at autozone. if all that is fine/doesnt change anything you have an idle problem somewhere. test this by pressing the gas down a little bit while starting the car. if it stays running then you have idle problems. if so just comment and i'll help you out. i hope for your sake your regulator vacuum line is just unplugged or leaking. good luck to ya
Hello! The vapor canister is more than likely plugged...The carbon granules can infiltrate the entire fuel system...I would suggest #1...Replace canister...and fuel filter..#2....Relieve fuel pressure, disconnect battery, remove and clean the fuel rail and injectors...On 8/12/1996 there was a recall on your vehicle addressing the fuel and injection system...If the recall was performed there should be a sticker on the inside of the drivers door...The original culprit is the Fuel Vapor control Valve which is allowing fuel to enter the vapor lines...see diagram below...
You need to take it to another mechanic-the fact that this person dropped your gas tank and did not know what hoses went where says all there is to say about his skill at repairing cars...you issue is probably either a fuel line that is not hooked up properly or a evaporation line that is causing your stalling, regardless no one is going to be able to answer this question, it has to be looked by a competent mechanic.
Assuming you put enough gas in the tank to turn the car over (2 gallons is a good start) and assuming the gas cap is on good and tight then it sounds like in drying up the tank you put all the containments sitting at the bottom of your gas tank into the fuel pump sock and it is now clogged. Changing the fuel pump is that fix.
You may want to check the fuel filter too first before the whole dropping the gas tank to get to the fuel pump scene. Its possible the fuel filter has got really clogged and will not let fuel pass. They can go just like that if it has been several thousand miles since last changing it. The fuel filter for this vehicle is on the passenger side rail, about midway, on the undercarriage of the car. The fuel line coming from the fuel pump leads right to it.
raw gas smell is a sure indication of a fuel leak,,,the fuel filter on my ranger is directly under the drivers seat attached to the frame,,,crank it over and look under for leaking fuel,,,takes an inexpensieve tool to remove filter if thats where your leak is,,,the filter wont come off without the tool,,its cheap to purchase,,under 4 bucks,,doesnt matter if it wont start,,just crank & check for leak,,check under hood also,,,
First, take a quick sniff of the exhaust when the engine is idling. If you smell gas there, check your spark plugs and wires to eliminate misfires, then check for leaky fuel injectors (leaking excess fuel into a cylinder).
If the exhaust smells normal, you'll need to inspect the fuel delivery system. The most probable place for a leak would be the fuel lines under the car; it's old enough that a line could be rusted through and have a pinhole leak somewhere. If you suspect a spot but want to verify it by turning on the engine to pressurize the line, be sure to wear safety goggles. You don't want gasoline sprayed in your eyes.
Take to a garage and you will soon find out that "bad joke" is the wrong name for this. All gas must be removed and gas tank dropped and cleaned. you can only hope that that will fix it. Fuel pump, line and injectors may also need attention.
Does the check engine light turn on when you put key to 'run'? It sounds to me like the EEC (electronic engine control) relay is not working. This turns on the computer, which in turn controls the fuel pump relay and spark control. I am unsure of it's location. Possibly under the dash by the passenger kick panel or under the hood. This is what I would consider the most likely cause. It is green in color. The fuel pump relay is in the control box above the radiator and under the plastic panel with the vacuum schematic decal.