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Mx5 non starting

After a 3 year spell in a dry garage without use, my 1990 mx5 wont start. I have put a new battery and plugs in, and she fires when I pour a small amount of fuel straight into the plug holes. It is not gettting any fuel supply from the tank. I can not hear the pump, but do not remember hearing it before. What are the checks I need to find the problem and rectify it? Thanks in advance

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  • wildy55 Aug 31, 2008

    Thanks for that. Can you tell me where the fuel pump relay is? Also, is the fuel pump underneath by the tank or under the rear parcel shelf? My car is a LHD, originall from LA and now in France. Cheers

  • angieguimond Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem but my miata has been sitting almost 2 years and with a new battery...lights, etc. will not even come on..just like I never put in a new battery. Plugs seem to be fine...what do you suggest trying?



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Check the the fuel pump relay they should click. however after 3 years in a garage the fuel in the tank is probably turned into varnish. you would be wise to drop the tank and clean it out, this will save you problems in the long run.i would change the fuel filter as well. please rate this solution.thank you

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Check the timimg belt, check fuel pressure, the injectors may be clogged with dried gas residue after three years. Check for spark.

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