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Car will not start,fuel pump problem? Will turn over though. Will start when it feels like it.

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Have you scanned for any trouble codes?... do you get a 'CHECK ENGINE' light when this happens?Whenever the 'CHECK ENGINE' light comes on, the ECU (Engine Control Unit) sets a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). These codes identify the particular engine management system which caused the light to come on. You'll need to use/find an OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) Scanner to retrieve any code(s) which have been stored in the ECU computer. Afterward, we might be able to help you DIAGNOSE the problem and perhaps eventually fix it. If you suspect the fuel pump, hook up a pressure gauge to the fuel delivery hose/line - you should have approximately 50 psi to the injectors. The problem could also be caused by wiring/connectors at the fuel pump or inside the fuel tank at the fuel pump.

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