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Fuel pump runs when you turn on the key, but doesn't supply fuel to the tbi when you crank the engine. I checked the distributor for excess play and it is tight. it is not throwing any fault codes

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You can use wd40 and spray it into the intake and see if it fires, then you will need to find out if it a clogged line, fuel filter or fuel pump. Hope this helps Tim

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

  • kdsa Aug 30, 2010

    I put a new fuel pump in it, and checked the lines for pluggage. it will run if I pour gas in the throttle body, so it has spark

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