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Old 06-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Car wont start

Ok so I drove my car home completely fine next day go to start it and it just keeps cranking and won't turn over replaced distr. cap and rotor and still nothing.....help
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Fuel, spark and timing are the ingredients to fire an engine.. Check all 3 don't just replace parts get a chiltons and diagnose each part such as fuel pump, and regulator, fuses etc.. Do you have an alarm?
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Fuel, spark and timing are the ingredients to fire an engine.. Check all 3 don't just replace parts get a chiltons and diagnose each part such as fuel pump, and regulator, fuses etc.. Do you have an alarm?
No alarm how do you check for fuel and timing there is spark so I replaced the distr cap and rotor nothing I replaced the ignition coil I think it is and nothing made sure the fire sequence is right and it is
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How was it running when you parked it? You should hear the fuel pump prime whenever you turn the key to the on position. You could take the dist cap off and turn the engine over. If the rotor don't turn then your timing chain snapped, there could be a million problems from Interia switch to etc..
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How was it running when you parked it? You should hear the fuel pump prime whenever you turn the key to the on position. You could take the dist cap off and turn the engine over. If the rotor don't turn then your timing chain snapped, there could be a million problems from Interia switch to etc..
The car sounded fine didn't hear anything our of the ordinary....I ordered a new distributor I been reading and some people been saying something about a pip sensor so when I put that in tomorrow I'll try that out
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The pip is a testable part. I don't remember the procedure, but check online.
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The pip is a testable part. I don't remember the procedure, but check online.
Or, buy a Chilton's or Haynes manual for testing procedures.
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Or, buy a Chilton's or Haynes manual for testing procedures.
Even better haha.
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Even better haha.
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Or, buy a Chilton's or Haynes manual for testing procedures.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:27 AM   #10
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Didnt he say above he had spark or am I reading it wrong. If he has spark...then stop replacing spark related parts. Im willing to bet it fuel related. inertia switch or fuel pump or fuel pump relay.
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Didnt he say above he had spark or am I reading it wrong. If he has spark...then stop replacing spark related parts. Im willing to bet it fuel related. inertia switch or fuel pump or fuel pump relay.
Ok so I checked for the rotor turning it does....took off fuel filter put a bucket under that area tried turning car on an mo gas poured in so it's safe to say its the fuel pump
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Ok so I checked for the rotor turning it does....took off fuel filter put a bucket under that area tried turning car on an mo gas poured in so it's safe to say its the fuel pump
The only way its 100% safe to say its the fuel pump is that there also is 12volts at the pump. If the pump has power and your getting no gas, then yes its the pump. But make sure of that. Because it could still be the relay. But easy to check.
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The only way its 100% safe to say its the fuel pump is that there also is 12volts at the pump. If the pump has power and your getting no gas, then yes its the pump. But make sure of that. Because it could still be the relay. But easy to check.
Well I checked ye power at the fuel reset button and that def had power to it
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Well I checked ye power at the fuel reset button and that def had power to it
Ok so I just took off te gas tank and what not....decided to test the fuel pump and guess what it works!!!!! I'm out of ideas here
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If your not getting fuel and the pump works. It's gotta be linked lines, clogged filter etc.
Check if your getting fuel by the tank by pulling the line on the filter, then check the Schrader valve.
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If your not getting fuel and the pump works. It's gotta be linked lines, clogged filter etc.
Check if your getting fuel by the tank by pulling the line on the filter, then check the Schrader valve.
I had ordered a bbk pump it comes in today so I'll put it in tomorrow and hopefully it starts I did pull the filter and when u poured it the gas was nasty looking so now I just hope that's all it was a clogged/dirty filter

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I had ordered a bbk pump it comes in today so I'll put it in tomorrow and hopefully it starts I did pull the filter and when u poured it the gas was nasty looking so now I just hope that's all it was a clogged/dirty filter
I was also thinking bad connection maybe while the pump was in there bc I never heard it prime
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I had ordered a bbk pump it comes in today so I'll put it in tomorrow and hopefully it starts I did pull the filter and when u poured it the gas was nasty looking so now I just hope that's all it was a clogged/dirty filter

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I was also thinking bad connection maybe while the pump was in there bc I never heard it prime
Very possible
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Mine was a bad coil and a month later my distributer pooped on me. Try the coil. It should only be like $40. Replace your cap, rotor, and adapter one more time nd make sure your firing sequence isn't off and if none of that works its most likely a bad distributer if no spark. If there is spark it could be your inertia switch, fuel injecters, fuel pump, or your fuel pump relay. Is say stick with motorcraft parts unless you plan on building the motor. There's no point in having a bbk distributer if your motor is stock
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Mine was a bad coil and a month later my distributer pooped on me. Try the coil. It should only be like $40. Replace your cap, rotor, and adapter one more time nd make sure your firing sequence isn't off and if none of that works its most likely a bad distributer if no spark. If there is spark it could be your inertia switch, fuel injecters, fuel pump, or your fuel pump relay. Is say stick with motorcraft parts unless you plan on building the motor. There's no point in having a bbk distributer if your motor is stock
The bbk I meant in fuel pump before this I had changed the coil rotor cap nothing theni replaced the whole distributor thinking it was the pip sensor and still nothing

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The bbk I meant in fuel pump before this I had changed the coil rotor cap nothing theni replaced the whole distributor thinking it was the pip sensor and still nothing
Inertia switch was good has power to it as well so of its not the pump must me the injectors
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All these parts your changing are testable. I know it sux your cars not running. But most things can be tested before you replace them. And you may learn something in the process. Since you already ordered the pump I would definitely use it. But like I said, check that your getting fuel all the way to the motor. Start at the motor and check pressure. If nothing then move down the line and make sure if there is fuel by the filter.

Once you install the new pump let us know what happens. If it doesn't fix your problem we will help you figure out the next step.
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All these parts your changing are testable. I know it sux your cars not running. But most things can be tested before you replace them. And you may learn something in the process. Since you already ordered the pump I would definitely use it. But like I said, check that your getting fuel all the way to the motor. Start at the motor and check pressure. If nothing then move down the line and make sure if there is fuel by the filter.

Once you install the new pump let us know what happens. If it doesn't fix your problem we will help you figure out the next step.
Will do thanks man I appreciate it

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Will do thanks man I appreciate it
Thanks to everyone I'll let you know when I put the new pump in
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All these parts your changing are testable. I know it sux your cars not running. But most things can be tested before you replace them. And you may learn something in the process. Since you already ordered the pump I would definitely use it. But like I said, check that your getting fuel all the way to the motor. Start at the motor and check pressure. If nothing then move down the line and make sure if there is fuel by the filter.

Once you install the new pump let us know what happens. If it doesn't fix your problem we will help you figure out the next step.
Bbk fuel pump in..... CAR STARTED
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My guess would be not enough pressure to regulator/fuel injectors... but what do i know lol
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Bbk fuel pump in..... CAR STARTED
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Nice.
Yes lol now on to the dam lifters bc they won't shut up hahaha
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Yes lol now on to the dam lifters bc they won't shut up hahaha
Haha. Smack them around a little bit. Lol
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Yes lol now on to the dam lifters bc they won't shut up hahaha
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Why are they chattering? Low oil pressure? Or you need to run your valves? What do you mean
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Why are they chattering? Low oil pressure? Or you need to run your valves? What do you mean
They're making this ticking noise and gets louder as I accelerate....I bought this liquid that says it quiets lifters a month ago and it shut them right up
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Re: Car wont start

hey i have a similar problem i checked my filter and its fine the pump is working and i just replaced the ignition coil..the car was sitting for about 8 months and i put a new battery in it and it started right up i shut it off and went to go start it again and it ran like crap bogged out and shutoff i replaced the coil and it still wont start
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hey i have a similar problem i checked my filter and its fine the pump is working and i just replaced the ignition coil..the car was sitting for about 8 months and i put a new battery in it and it started right up i shut it off and went to go start it again and it ran like crap bogged out and shutoff i replaced the coil and it still wont start
Check you fuel cut off switch make sure you have power to it check spark as well
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Where is the cut off switch?i have a 94
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Where is the cut off switch?i have a 94
usually in the trunk
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Where is the cut off switch?i have a 94
Yeah like e said trunk behind the panels and stuff by te tail lights
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It was the switch i pressd the button and it worked thanks guys
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