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I have a 92 mitsubishi mirage with a 1.5 liter engine. I've replaced the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator and it is still starving for fuel. The engine will crank with starter fluid. It is getting fuel to the fuel rail but not building enough pressure.

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    does your engine light come on with the key on?



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You may have an injector (s) stock in the open position cank engine over ,remove spark plugs to see if they are wet with fuel, also chech the resistance on the pump electrical circuite

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