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2002 3.5-car will turn over but not start. replaced fuel pump. ran fine for one week. now back to starting sometime and not starting other times. we can hear the fuel pump when we turn the key to on.

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  • rmartinez239 Jul 21, 2009

    keith,



    Yes, the car will stay running once it starts. Yes, there is spark. The fuel filter is IN the fuel pump.So the fuel is getting past the filter.

  • rmartinez239 Jul 21, 2009

    Thanks we will try that the next time. It just doesn't make sense to us. It doesn't matter if the engine is cold or hot. It is like the car has a mind of its own. Any other sugguestions that we can try if this doesn't work?

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There are many reason why your car wont start.
Check Your Fuses
Battery Issue
Bad Igntion Switch
Bad Starter Connection
Test your ignition coil
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http://autorepair.about.com/od/troubleshooting/a/ts_no-start.htm
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Sounds like it may be vapor locking,Try it with the gas cap off.

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There are obviously many different things that could be causing this. If you have done anything else to the car please let me know. Once you get it started, the times it will start, will it stay started or does it die again? Do you know if you are getting fuel past the fuel filter? Do you know if you have spark? Sorry for the questions but there are so many different possible problems. Thanks for the additional info. Keith

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