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Car died like it ran out of gas, but just fueled up.

Engine will turn over but will not start. Kind of sounds like fuel pump maybe? Anyone have any advice? Thanks

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  • darla_rideou Jun 18, 2009

    We already thought to try that, but its broke down now and we have no way to get to it at the moment, will try as soon as we can get there. Do you know if the pump is in or outside the tank in the car?

  • darla_rideou Jun 19, 2009

    Can anyone tell me where the fuel pump is located ?

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This sounds like the timing belt issue. I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 and it seemed like I ran out of gas but really the timing belt had just worn down. When I was on the side of the road it was like the engine was turning over but would never start.

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Do u hear the humming from the pump for a few seconds when you turn the key to "ON"?

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Remove hose connected to throttle body, and spray a second or 2 of WD-40 into the intake of the throttle body opening, with plate open. Now try to start it. If it kicks over & starts for a second & then dies, it's definitely a fuel delivery problem. Let us know results.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    Mike Butler Jun 19, 2009

    Should be accessible from under rear seat, in tank.

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