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It happened again this summer and I left it sit for a month. This time it is not getting better as it sits
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
generally your problem can be traced to a faulty anti-drainback valve in the fuel pump. After sitting for an extended time fuel must be re-filled and pressurized before engine will start. Second primary cause is a leaking fuel injector which does the exact same thing from the other end of the system but, this is also accompanied by a puff of smoke after starting.
Other causes can be low comrression from engine wear, or, a weak ignition coil but these are far less common.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
make sure there is gas in tank. turn ignition switch to the on position.listen for fuel pump.if yes check for spark at plugs.if no you dont hear fuel pump.check fuse and relay.if both dont work.scan it to check for faulty crankshaft sensor fuel pump and pcm.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
I'd be tempted to have fuel pressure checked, if at all possible, when it quits. If nothing else, carry a can of quickstart with you, and when it quits, remove air intake at throttle body inlet, and open throttle plate and give a good squirt of quick start, then try to start it. If it starts for a second or 2, then you know you have spark, but no fuel. I've seen fuel pumps work good while cool, and cut -out when it gets hot. Then sit and let pump cool off for 20 minutes or so, then pump up to pressure again and away we go, until it gets hot again. You might also find if you park in the shade, you'll get further, or even on a full tank. Another good idea would be to change fuel filter in case fuel pump is working too hard pushing fuel through a plugged filter, and causing low fuel pressure.
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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