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I have gas spurting from a fuel line at the top backsde of motor when the key is turned on, what fuel line is it and how hard is it to fix

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Fuel lines could be a real bear to get to. Try locating where the leak is coming from. It may not be where the drips are. The fuel line may be pressurized, so you need to be cautious.

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SOURCE: fuel gauge reads empty but has full tank of gas

May be a bad sending unit from the fuel tank.
You'll need a mechanic to tell you if that's the problem or something simple like a loose or broken wire.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 98 dodge

There can be a misfire too from the cylinders.

An engine that hesitates, stumbles or misfires when accelerating or when it is under load is an engine that is either sucking too much air, not getting enough fuel or misfiring. If the Check Engine Light comes on, you may find any of the following codes:

• P0171, P0174 Lean fuel condition codes
• P0120 to P0124 Throttle position sensor codes
• P0222 to P0229 Throttle position sensor codes
• P0400 to P0409 EGR related codes

If there are no misfire codes, a common cause of acceleration stumble is a bad throttle position sensor (TPS). The TPS tells the computer how far the throttle is open. The computer uses this information to determine how much fuel is needed to maintain the correct air/fuel mixture and when extra fuel is needed if the throttle suddenly opens wide.

Another common cause is dirty fuel injectors. If varnish deposits have built up in the tips of the injectors, they won’t spray as much fuel as they normally do, or will “dribble” fuel instead of spraying a fine mist. This creates a lean fuel mixture and conditions that are ripe for stumble and hesitation (also misfire). Look at short term fuel trim (STFT) and long term fuel trim (LTFT) with your scantool. If the numbers are high, it tells you the engine is running lean and the injectors need cleaning. Treat mild cases with a high quality fuel-injector cleaner additive. Severe cases require professional cleaning equipment.

Also if this sensors apply to your vehicle, camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor if sensors bad you don't get any spark. Also run a scan on the car.

Good luck and rate this solution, please.

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SOURCE: I have fuel leaking from the top of the gas tank

Might be the gasket of the fuel pump, a corroded fuel line or corroded fuel tank. The solution is replace the gasket, the fuel line or fuel tank. If fuel tank starts leaking, and if you plug a hole today, another is doing to appear tomorrow. Replace it with a plastic one. You have to lift up the car and work from underneath.

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Intrepid has set

Several months could be a tank of bad gas. When turning the ignition to on position the pump runs for 3 to 5 seconds to pressurize the system, next find the valve on fuel rail and press it, Shield with a rag while doing this. You should get fuel. Check the way it smells, bad gas has an awful smell that can make you hurl! Attach a fuel pressure tester, it should be around 50lbs. If it's bad empty the tank by pressing the needle and relieving the pressure. Next disconnect fuel line before the filter get a container to catch the gas. IN the engine conpartment disconnect the fuel pump relay and put a jumper wire to run the pump until tank is drained. Instal new filter and pump if needed and add a can of "Seafoam" to the tank with fresh gas. Run pump until there's fuel at the fuel rail then put relay back in. now we should have ignition and constant running. Hope this helped.

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2004 nissan turn over but wont start. replace fuel pump and still got the same result

could be a problem with engine electrical or still with fuel delivery. unhook a fuel injector line while it cranks and see if it shoots out spurts gas, just as the fuel pump line is supposed to shoot out a stream of gas while cranking. if you replaced the fuel pump, and no gas shoots out the disconnected fuel pump line, there is an electrical problem, (fuse, relay or wiring issue) to your new fuel pump. if the gas spurts out the loose injector line, then move on to electrical:

first ensure your ignition coil has spark by disconnecting the coil ouput lead and shorting it out to the chassis of the car. you should see a spark, when you short that circuit while cranking. if you have spark, you will have to move on to the spark plugs/ cables, then the distributor cap/coil packs.

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2004 Honda Element 4 cyl. has new fuel pump but will not pump gas up to the carb.

I'm not familiar with your vehicle (but I've just spent an afternoon fixing a similar problem on a Fiat..). It's an electric fuel pump?

Ok. There was some reason why you had a new fuel pump fitted in the first place .. had the vehicle been slowing down/cutting out? That is a symptom of a faulty/failing fuel pump, yes.. but it can also be other things.

The fuel filter was replaced? A blocked fuel filter can cause problems, though it's unlikely that no fuel would actually get to the carb.

Can you remove the gas filler cap and disconnect the fuel line where it enters the engine bay and get somebody to turn the ignition on? Fuel should literally spurt out. Removing the gas cap and disconnecting the fuel line will purge any air in the system. removing the gas cap also allows air into the tank and prevents a 'partial vacuum' which restricts fuel supply.

If you disconnect the fuel line and switch the ignition on you should hear the in tank electric fuel pump working.

You mention carbs ... Does your car have injection or carbs?
If it is a carb model .. a sticking fuel float will cut off fuel supply into the engine.

Your first action should be to disconnect the fuel line somewhere in the engine bay, and turn on the ignition. If fuel spurts out the problem lies in the injector/carbs.

If no fuel comes out the problem lies with the pump/tank.

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I have a 2002 isuzu rodeo 3.1 liter v6 and I try to start it and it tries to start but turns off. I also don't hear the fuel pump turn on every time I turn my key. Could it be just the fuel filter or is it...

It could be either one, if the fuel pressure is too low.
Try this, as a rough test of fuel pressure. On the engine on the fuel rail is a test port to connect a fuel pressure gauge. It looks like a tire valve, may have a cap on it that unscrews. Follow your fuel lines to the top of the engine-they will connect to the fuel rail -where the injectors are. If you find the test port, use a small screwdriver or little punch type of thing: be careful of gas spraying out, don't hold your head over the test port: you want to press in the center little valve and see if gas spurts up out of the valve, with the ignition key in on, not start. If gas spurts up, you know the pump is working well enough to get gas up to the engine. The fuel pressure on multi port injection is quite high, about 50 psi. You would need to check what Isuzu calls for. It really would be best to rent a fuel pressure tester, if possible, and connect it at that test port, turn the key to on, and see what pressure you have. If the pressure is as called for, then you know the pump and filter is okay, and can look elsewhere for the problem.
"...tries to start, but turns off..." you mean it does fire and try to run for a second? That does sound like it may be a fuel problem.

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check the fuel pump, it sounds like as it sits its losing pressure, when you first turn the key to the on ( not start) do you hear the fuel pump running then shut off? your fuel pump should keep pressure on the line at all times, so if you do hear the pump start it should be a very brief spurt and thats it, you can have the pressure checked at many repair shops for free or low charge,

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My 2000 ford taurs ran ouy of gas and after putting gas in I pressed the valve on the top of the block to make sure it didnt have a air bubble and then I turned the key on to see if it was getting gas when...

If you have gas spurting through the valve when depressed, you fuel pump should probably be alright-but that can only be determined with any certainty with a fuel pressure tester. I would think it the volume of fuel was a decent amount, your pump is alright. When you try to start the car you should NOT step on the petal-that shuts off the injectors.

Does it even sound like it wants to start? Or does it just crank?

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Yes, if everything is still connected properly, except that the injectors are no longer seated int he valve head, then you should see little spurts of gas coming from them when the engine turns over.

Be aware though, that it might not be your fuel injectors that are the problem. You need to finish checking the rest of the car before making that assumption.

Once you know the injectors aren't firing, you need to check the fuel filter and the fuel pump to make sure the gas is getting from the tank to the injectors.

You should have a fuel filter located on the passenger side of your car near the gas tank. Follow the gas lines under the car to find it. It is good to change it anyways, but you can check to see if gas is coming from the tank to the filter by removing the rear line

** BE CAREFUL, Gasoline is EXTREMELY irritating to the eyes and skin, and it WILL come out when you remove the line from the filter***

If it is coming from the tank to the filter you don't have to check your pump. Then replace the rear gas line, and remove the front gas line going to the engine and make sure the filter spits out gas while the engine turns over as well.

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