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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Injected When I try to start my Intrepid, it turns but wont turn over. If you spray starting fluid in the intake, it will turn over, and then die when the fluid runs out. If you pump the gas while starting it, after spraying starting fluid, it will run, but you have to keep pumping the gas to keep it running. After you get it running, and pump a while, it will eventually even out, and idle, but if you stop pumping too soon, it will die. Once it will idle, if you shift into gear, it will rev down, and almost always die. I have checked all of the spark plugs, and wires, and there is spark in both. I recently put in a new fuel pump and have changed the filter. Any ideas? Maybe the regulator?

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  • buerer06 Nov 15, 2010

    after lookin at the fuel pump, the arrow is not aligned between the marks on the car, will this alone stop it from functioning correctly? Also what about a gasket? Im not sure if it's in there, but i dont remember replacing it, will that cause these problems?

  • buerer06 Nov 15, 2010

    Update: change fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter again, I'm not gettin fuel at the rail,

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Well you narrowed it down to a fuel problem. not sure about your model, but most cars have a fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail to reduce un needed pressures. that could possibly be bad. its cylinder in shape and has a vacuum hose connected to it. check the hose and that unit.

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