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Re: 1996 cadillac deville want start
If you had a strong stream of gas shooting out then you may have an fuel injector problem. Possibly a clogged injector or bad injector.If the stream of gas was weak replace fuel filter first and test again.If problem persists check pump fuse then replace pump. sorry for miss reading your post.
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It could be the throttle position sensor, mass air flow or map sensor, weak fuel injector, bad spark plugs, or a number of other issues. If the check engine light is on, getting it pulled may further direct you. Goodluck.
How much gas did you put in? You should put in at least 3 gallons, and turn on the ignition switch, but don't turn it to start, let it sit for about 20 seconds to 'prime' the injectors/lines. Try to start it then. If you still cannot get it to start, check the injector rails for gas, there is what looks like a tire valve on top of the engine with a light green, plastic cap.Turn the key on and, with a rag thrown over the valve push in the pin in the center-you should get a healthy stream of gas out of it (use the rag to protect yourself from the spray. No spray? Either a clogged fuel filter, bad fuel regulator, the 'sock' filter in the tank is clogged, or the fuel pump is history. Running a tank low or out of fuel is real bad, because the fuel acts to cool a fuel pump. If it overheated badly while empty, you might have cooked it.
first all i do all of the repairs on my cars and i have got a bad fuel pump once but i would like for you to checkout all of the wire and make sure they are right and after make sure the fuel pump relay is good and the fuse for the sending is good
Check the fuel pump fuse, (20 amp yellow fuse in the lower left corner of the group). If that is not blown, turn the key on and pound hard on the bottom of the fuel tank. The fuel lubricates the fuel pump, once it runs dry, the pump can lock up. Once the pump is immersed in fuel again, a sharp jolt will unstick it and let it pump up to pressure again. If it locks up for too long, the pump will burn out and need replaced.
We found this out by accident, got mad and pounded on the bottom of the tank and the pump jumped to life.