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Will not start until starting fluid is sprayed into intake. then operation is normal

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Check for a bad temperature sensor. To check it, remove it first. Using an ohmmeter measure its resistance, which should decrease when dipped in hot water. If the the resistance remain high and doesnt change then you know it is bad, and you don't end up wasting money on buying one when it is still good.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: car won't start unless we spray starter fluid in

Adding a highly flammable fuel like ether shows all the other elements are in place to create ignition. Your problem is obviously related to your cars fuel system. Whether it is a pump that is not providing the fuel to your cars fuel injection system, or your fuel injector nozzles no working properly is a question that cannot be answered here. All I can do is point you in the right direction. Typically these days computer analysis is warranted to trouble shoot which sub-system of your fuel delivery system is malfunctioning.
I would highly recommend you describe your issue to a reputable garage capable of doing some system testing, and they should be able to quickly pinpoint where precisely your issue is.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: recently I have had to spray starter fluid in the

my expediton started the other day and immediately shut down, it wont turn over. has a new air filter, 1/4 tank gas, new oil change. it started when we sprayed starting fluid but then shut off. what is wrong?

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: will not start. turns over when i spray starting

First you need to verify that the pump is getting power. Did you check the Inertia Switch? Power goes through that switch to the fuel pump. If the switch is good, and getting power,the fuel pump is most likely bad, the fuel tank must be lowered to replace the fuel pump.

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check fuses 28 and 34. I don't have all the diagrams, but it may be that the pump or injectors use a different fuse for start versus run.

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