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Outcast13 Offline
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#1
Well got my car running after a while did all the brakes and put it on the ground to get up to operating temp it was getting there and it just did and will not start again. I'm thinking fuel pump and fuel filter. I have no pressure at the fuel rail gas only drips out dose not shoot out. That's my next quest and redoing cooling system. So I'll keep you all informed with what happens next.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
Do you hear the fuel pump run for 2 seconds every time the key is turned on? Have you tried running the pump by grounding the appropriate pin on the EEC TEST connector?
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
This article may be helpful: http://turbotbird.com/techinfo/Fuel_Syst...ostics.htm
Pete Dunham


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Outcast13 Offline
Junior Member
#4
Yes I do hear it running for 2 seconds every time I turn the key to the on position. I'm going to drop the tank clean pump and change fuel filter and then work my way forward. Then I'll let you all know what happens after that. Thanks for the info I'll take a look at it.
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Outcast13 Offline
Junior Member
#5
So now I think the starter is acting stupid. It will only turn over every once in awhile. So my next thing is replace the starter. The battery cables are getting really warm to the touch. I'll be picking up a starter somtime this week and and will find out what happens. Any thing else I should be looking for if its having a hard time turning over.
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#6
Could be corrosion in the cables themselves. Corrosion can cause resistance which could make the cables heat up as well.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
^^^^^ +1

Cables can look fine externally but can have corrosion internally.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#8
I parked a car that was running and starting just fine, in the garage for some unrelated maintenance. 3 days later I tried to start it to go for a drive and it was totally dead as far as the starter went. I was advised, here, to check the cables. I found the starter cable had a small amount of blue corrosion at the end of the insulation on one end. I posted that and was advised to get new cables. Once I installed the new cable, it started right up and gave me no further trouble.
Pete Dunham


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Outcast13 Offline
Junior Member
#9
Well went to pick and pull found a brand new starter and a few other parts and put them in the car charged the battery and it came to life after spraying some starting fluid in the tb. So my next thing will be draining the fuel tank and changing the fuel pump. I feel that I'm not getting enough fuel pressure. Then I have to put on the sway bar end links cause one side is completely gone. For a 100 dollar car and sitting for 9 years and less then 150 dollars into it I have maybe 10 hours working on the car here and there cause of my busy work schedule and spending time with my family I think this a great project. I will post pictures sorry I have not done it yet.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#10
Why not get a free loaner fuel pressure gauge from the parts store and check fuel pressure to verify if you actually have a pressure problem or not.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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