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I have a 1987 chevrolet scottdaLe suburban when i turn the ignition on you could hear the starter trying to start but my fuel injectors do not squirt fuel i have to try 3 to 4 times turning my truck off and on while i pump the gas pedal. before it use to start right away but now i have a 1 weekwith this problem what can i du before i have to go take it to one of those mechanics that cheet people out with lies just to take ourmoney please help?

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If the Starter isn't turning the engine over, but you hear a clicking sound, you may have a bad Starter.
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I have a 1987 fiero gt with a 2.8 v6. After setting for a winter, the car would not start. Fuel pump wasn't running, so I replaced it and it now pumps but still car will not start. Removed and cleaned...

You need to do a little detective work here. Based on your question it appears the engine is not getting gas. You changed/cleaned the injectors, yes. Do you test them somehow to see if they were actually squirting fuel. In the injector system the fuel pump fills and holds constant pressure on the fuel rail. The injectors get their fuel from the rail and an electric pulse causes the injector to open for a split second to shoot fuel into the cylinder. If you have the right tools you can test the fuel rail pressure to see if the pump is actually delivering fuel and pressure to the injectors. If so, you need to verify that the injectors are being electrically "turned off/on" to squirt fuel into the cylinder. Usually you can hear them clicking when the engine is turning over before it starts. It will be clicking pretty quickly but you can hear it if you get close. You can also put a screwdriver (big one) by your ear and touch the metal end on the engine near the injector. The screwdriver acts as a poor mans stethoscope. Try it it works, just be careful you don't touch anything electrically charged! My thought is that the fuel pump and fuel delivery system is not getting fuel to the injectors. Could also be caused by a dirty( maybe plugged) fuel filter. You said the fuel pump was not running, that should be a big clue to the final problem. Look for fuel to had dried or jelled when the car was sitting. Fuel doesn't stay in good condition very long and the injection system uses very small ports so they can become clogged pretty easily. hope this helps, good luck, worm1855

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