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Car wont start. turns over but wont catch.

My girlfriend ran her car dry of gas so I went and filled it and started it and it turned and started but it soon quit. I figured there was air in the fuel injection line so I tried this repeatedly. Now the car will turn over but it wont catch and actually start. There is a spark with the plugs and the tank is now full. Im thinking the fuel pump is putting out enough pressure or the pump actually quit. I dont know if the pump is in the tank or not but if it is then im thinking the pump is dead. Any help would be great.

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The fuel pumpmay have failed. Try having someone turn the key to the ON position while you listen under the car near the fuel tank for the fuel pumo to hum. If it does not, or it sounds like it is grinding, then it may have failed. A pressure test with a gauge would be need to check for proper pressure.

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I'd try a fuel filter change first.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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