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Update to this problem: Told to try starting fluid, no response.

Update to this problem: I was told bt a FixYa expert to spray starting fluid into throttle body and see if it will start. I just tried to start with starting fluid, still no response. When I try to start it smells flooded, I smell gas.
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I have a 1998 Isuzu Hombre 2.2L two wheel drive pickup (Made by GM is same as Chevy S10). Ok, here is my problem. It just suddenly stopped running with no warning. It will crank but shows no sign of trying to start. I checked the following items and all are good: ignition module, coils, has good spark, fuel pump is good and delivering strongly to fuel rail, fuel filter is new, battery is good. Now, I think the problem is the injectors. But before I remove the air intake manifold to possibley check the injectors is there anything else I can check before doing this? Is it possible that it could be the oil pressure sender that is bad or maybe the fuel pump relay? I know your probably saying that the fuel pump wouldn't run if relay was bad, but about 4 years ago my fuel pump stopped pumping so I replaced with new one and it still didn't pump so I wired it directly to a wire that was hot only when ignition key switch is on. That solved my fuel pump problem. So, what I'm thinking is: since I bypassed the fuel pump circuit 4 years ago could it now be this circuit that is shutting down power to injectors even though fuel pump is still running due to bypassing the circuit. I'm a member of FixYa and I provide my expertise in solving washer and dryer problems. I'm a mechanically inclined person but auto mechanics are not my specialty, I'm hoping that it's yours if your looking at this. Please help.

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  • MrQuickFixit Jun 27, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion to check fuel pressure, I've not check it yet. No, it's a 2.2L . Can you tell me why it won't start and run for at least a few seconds when I spray starting fluid into throttle body. It's getting good spark, shouldn't it respond?

  • MrQuickFixit Jun 27, 2009

    I have not checked the condition of spark plugs if they are wet with fuel. I'll check as soon as I can. and post the results.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You posted this again somewhere and I put some info on there. Maybe we should zero in on one so we all know whats going on & what has been tested & tried, to make it easier on all of us.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    I'll try. You say you smell gas, have you pulled any plugs to see what condition they are in after trying to start? As in wet with fuel?



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Get a good psi reading on the fuel pressure. These engines are very picky if the pressure is + - more than 7psi it will not open the injectors correctly.
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