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Wont start without starter fluid

Will run fine once started. put noid light on; has very fast, weak pulse. is this a bad power control mod?

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It is the ignition module or a failed coil . It the spark is faster than cranking speed then it is most likely the module.

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First try to step on gas about one quarter throttle then try to start.If it starts like that I would change the Idle Air Control valve.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: wont start without starting fluid

Could it be a plug up injector , have sewiing needle , stick it in the sprayer part of the injector on the carberator part

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't start running or start by itself

i just had thhis problem myself on my could be a few things... check the fuel filter of course, then if thats not it...on the left side of the engine on the injector fuel rail there is a fuel regulator with a vaccum line attached to it... remove that and plug the vaccum line and see if that helps, if it does you have poor fuel pressure and need to flush your injectors...or fuel pump and if that doesnt work try wiggling your distributor, it worked for me... good luck

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SOURCE: 87 ford ranger wont start without starting fluid

It sounds like you aren't getting fuel out of the cold start injector... remove the injector when engine is cold and switch on ignition... you should get a fine spray pattern for a few seconds... if not then there is probably a problem with the cold start circuit (Temp sensor fault), or the injector is faulty. pull electrical connectors one at a time and look for corrosion... Hope this helps...;-)

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SOURCE: my 2006 f-550 6.0 diesel will not start without

You could have something like a bad fuel pump pressure /injectors spray is not correct due to fuel/ engine lacking compression .
And its all due to varnish in the fuel clogging up the fuel ways BUT some thing to do about it is ADD 1 ltr bottle of PETROL to 20 gallons of diesel and you might need to add a little more in winter
but put it in before you fill up and do it at home as its out side the law,
Let me know how you get on Ron

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First understand how the fuel injector circuit works that causes them to spray fuel out, then you could probably find the problem. It's really simple, the key thing is that the hot wire to the injector (there are only two, a power wire and a ground wire) is always hot anytime the ignition key is in on, or run, or start. It is a fused circuit that is powered on when the key is on. The fuse is either in the distribution box under the hood or in the instrument panel fuse block.

The ground wire from the injector goes into the computer where it can be internally grounded inside the pcm for a split second. This is what causes the "pulse" of the injector, a needle is raised electromagnetically, and fuel under pressure is sprayed out. The computer can vary the pulse width, by duration of ground time, and really fine tune the gas metering.

Check for power at the injector connector with key on. If nothing, check the injectors fuse, and trace it back to the ignition switch. If there is power on the hot wire, one way to further test the circuit is to go buy a cheap "noid light," a tester at any parts store-different sizes, but easy to find a standard for gm vehicles. A noid light checks power and ground wires at the same time. Now that you understand "pulse", a noid will blink as if it were being pulsed-well it is, just that. Hook it up to an injector connector, and the engine has to be cranking over-that is when the computer is grounding the circuit repeatedly-when the engine is running and when it is cranking by the starter. If the noid light blinks, the circuit is working correctly. If the light doesn't turn on at all, first verify that the power wire has power with key on. If it does, problem may be in the ground side of the circuit, or in the pcm itself.

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This sounds like a weak fuelpump, and take a while to build up pressure, the starting fluid get the engine running until the pump builds up pressure, i would have the fuel pressure tested and i think you will find that its bad. good day.

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If the engine will not fire on starting fluid the problem lies elsewhere in ignition. Spark plugs etc. computer has a nofault safety start relay. meaning no spark , no fuel

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