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My daughters accent would not start yesterday, will turn over and when I put some starting fluid in the intake it would run for a short period of time and die, is there some type of shutoff that could have possibly tripped or may it be the fuel pump? Do you know where I can find a drawing of the fuel system and if there is a switch/relay do you know where it is located. She had driven the car the night before and went out in the morning and it didn't start.

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The problem could be the fuel injectors being clogged, or the spark plugs. The ether in starting fluid is more combustible than gasoline so it ignites more easily. If you filled up with gas recently it could be a bad batch of gas.
With the car in park once you get it cranked put the pedal to the floor. If the engine revs up really high then gas is actually getting into the cylinders. try revving the engine really high (but not above redline) for a few minutes if you have a clogged injectors this could clean them out a bit. If the issue goes away use a bottle of injector cleaner in your gas for the next few tanks.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

  • brian_macmil Nov 12, 2010

    without the stating fluid the car will not even start to give me a chance to rev it up. the car is a 2000 but it only has 20,000 miles on it, 11,000 have been put on since May, do you think the injectors or plugs would be bad with such low miles and all that have been put on recently? Thanks for your help.

  • Jared Webb Nov 17, 2010

    sorry for the delay in response I was out of town on business. If the car only has 20k on it you really need to take it back to the dealer it is still under warranty and should be repaired for free.

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