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Will not start

I took the fuel line loose on the engine side of the fuel filter and gas shot out when i turned the ignition on

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    Carl May 11, 2010

    Did you check to see if thre is power to spark plugs ?

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You did not provide enough information. what happens when you try to start it? Do you have power to anything? did you try to jump start it? If the power is ok, or you tried to jump start it and still nothing happened, chances are its the starter relay located in the fuse panel under the hood.

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Return the fuel line that is loose may be no gass is going into the engine .

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