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Fuel pump How can you check if engine is getting enough fuel?

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Fuel pressure gauge you can purchase this at any auto store for about $45. Then there is a vale you can screw it to on the fuel rail

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I have a 2008 Cadillac DTS and its not getting enough fuel to keep it running what would cause this


A bad fuel pump, poor power or ground to the fuel pump, a bad MAF sensor, A bad coolant temp sensor, a large vacuum leak, an upstream O2 stuck rich, A plugged fuel filter, or dirty injectors to name a few.

Is there a check engine light on? How do you know it is not getting enough fuel?

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My fuel pump seems to be pumping gas but my van wont start 02 chevy venture cranks gets fire an gas but wont start


Just because it pumps gas doesn't mean it is at the exact pressure it should be? Most fuel pumps have a psi of 40 to 45 psi, your fuel pump could be pumping at 25 psi or less which is not enough to start your car even though you can see some fuel pumping out. A simple tool to check fuel pressure can be bought at any auto parts store, check the specs on the fuel pump for your 02 Chevy first to see at what pressure it works, then use the fuel pressure gauge to check it. Anything less than what the specs on your fuel pump are suppose to be and you have a bad fuel pump?

Let's say your fuel pump works at 43psi, you hook up the fuel pressure gauge and you find that it reads 25 to 30 psi, that means it's not enough fuel pressure to start your engine.

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My 86 ranger keeps shutting down It has good fuel pressure New fuel pumps Will turn on then shut down What's going on? Could it be the distributor ?


Good fuel pressure from the pump is fine, at the pump. But if it can't flow constantly it WILL shut down. Have you though about changing the fuel filter? even a dirty fuel filter will allow enough fuel to the engine to allow it to run for a few seconds or so. When that little bit is gone, can't get enough to still run.

Oct 07, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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1994 Mazda PU Truck sometimes won't start if shutoff for 5-10 minutes.. Several tries later, it will start. spark seems ok, it gets enough fuel for a second, but then poops out. fuel pump shuto


Well there is no shutoff relay, but there is a fuel pump relay that powers the pump.
I would check it first. The computer grounds the relay for 3 seconds when you crank the engine to boost fuel pressure. Once the engine starts the pump is powered only if you have oil pressure.

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Not enough gas is flowing to climb hills or keep the engine running. Does that mean the fuel pump is out or does the 1996 pontiac have a fuel pump or is the car fuel injected?


This sounds like you might need to change your fuel filter, this is the cheapest solution and then work your way from there by checking the fuel lines to be sure that they are intact. After that you should check the injectors and be sure they are clean. If that checks out ok, I would have the fuel lines pressure tested by a mechanic.

May 04, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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Cant start 94 cadillac elderado


Check fuel pump pressure and fuel pump regulator. It sounds like you are not getting fuel into the system and if you are you are not getting enough fuel into the system

Jan 02, 2010 | 1994 Cadillac Eldorado

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When i step on the accelerator hard the engine almost dying


This can be a number of things, so I'll give you a check list:

Check spark plugs, wires. coil, cap, and rotor. if they arent giving enough spark when you accelerate the car will want to die cause your flooding it out .

Check your fuel filter, if the engine cant get enough gas to support accelleration it will want to die

check your exhaust. If you converter or other exhaust component is getting clogged the engine wil have to much back pressure and dog under acceleration.

Check your air filter, if it is dirty it can starve the engine for air and your car will want to die,

and finally (hopefully not your problem) you could have a faulty fuel pump. If your fuel pump goes bad your system wont have enough pressure in the gas lines to your fuel regulator and cause the same problem.

Rule out the other stuff first, cause a new fuel pump gets pricy. If you purchase everything elts I mentioned before buying a new fuel pump you would still be under 25% of the cost for a new pump

Nov 27, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Mi truck a toyota 85carb,when I rever up high rpm starts missing like not enough gas You think maybe is the fuel pump?


If it start and it misses and like not enough gas. it means that there is a problem in the fuel pump that why you have to check the fuel pump and the fuel lines may be there is a dirt or may be the fuel pump is worn out.But if you don't have time to fix the problem of your fuel pump . Then you have to go to a car mechanic and let them fix the problem of the car. But if you have time to fix the fuel problem then this is what to do.The owner of the car should be able to check fuel lines .Prepare the equipment and tools to be used in checking fuel lines .So that fuel will flow freely and no abstraction within the fuel lines .Locate the fuel lines ,visual inspection on duel lines for learage, Disconnect lines at fuel pump and fuel pump.Use compress air to remove sediments on fuel lines .Re-install fuel line to the unit.But if the problem is the fuel thank that it is being worn out or malfunctioning .The owner of the car should prepare the equipment or tools in servicing the fuel pump.So that fuel pump will operate properly .Locate the fuel pump .disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel pump.remove the fuel pump from the engine. Dis-assemble the fuel pump.Check the diaphram for defects.Replace defective parts.Assemble and install the fuel pump.And always use safety rules in servicing the fuel pump.

Oct 04, 2009 | 1985 Toyota Pickup

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Wont start , no fuel getting to fuel pump


Are you sure there is gas in the tank? I "fixed" more than one car that came in for a fuel pump replacement that ran out of gas. If you have gas, check the fuel pump fuse, fuel pump relay, check for power to the fuel pump. check wiring, kinked lines, clogged fuel filter. Sometimes new FI cars are hard to prime if there is air in the system. Take off the air filter and have someone squirt fuel down the throttle body while you crank the engine. If it fires, you know it's not getting fuel, but when it does fire , it may prime the pump enough to run.

Jun 29, 2009 | 1991 Toyota MR2

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