Question about 1993 Dodge Shadow
My car started on friday and saturday but seemed to be idling rough. i've only had the car a week. i tried to start it yesterday and it won't turn over. i took the air filter off to see if i could see or smell the gas and there was none. not even really an odor. it sounds like i am trying to start it with no gas in it. it will crank and crank but won't turn over. suggestions?
Disconnect the fuel line between the fuel pump and filter.Turn the key on for a few seconds to see if pump is pumping.If it does change the fuel filter.Sometimes people assume if they hear the pump running it is good,but not always true.
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Too fast an idle speed. If an engine without
computerized idle speed control is idling too fast and refuses to
come down to a normal idle speed despite your best efforts to back off the
carburetor idle speed screw or air bypass adjustment screw (fuel injection),
air is getting past the throttle somewhere. Common leak paths include the
carburetor and throttle body gaskets, carburetor insulator spacers, intake
manifold gaskets, and of course, any of the engine's vacuum fittings, hoses and
accessories. It is even possible that leaky O-rings around the fuel injectors
are allowing air to leak past the seals. Another overlooked item can be a worn
throttle shaft and a defective idle speed speed control motor/valve stuck in
the extended (high idle speed) position/throttle position sensor. Also the
throttle plate could be binding in its bore and kinked accelerator cable,
coolant temperature sensor might not be operating properly misleading the computer
that the engine is still cold and computer throwing fuel at it raising the idle
Getting this possibilities checked will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
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