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Why won't my car strrt? just had new fuel pump put in. it turns over and sounds like it wants to start but won't. could it be the fuel filter?

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Buy starting fluid. Spray some directly into intake, you have to remove the inlet boot to access the inlet side of your throttle body. Open the butterfly valve manually and spritz the starting fluid in. get back in the drivers seat then attempt to start. If it starts, then yes, you have a fuel issue. Pump is new, but what about intake screen and in-line filter? Your injectors could be keeping fuel from getting to the cylinders as well. If your car does not start on starting fluid, then you need to check for spark (existence of spark and timing of spark)

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

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Hi,

If I understand your concern, the car stalls and dies, will not restart immediately but will after sometime. This could be anything and the best diagnostic action would be to have the car's computer scanned for fault/error codes.

In any case, initial suspect would be an overheating and/or intermittent electrical component. This would include:

  • relays;
  • fuse;
  • fuse holder;
  • connectors.
Often the relays and fuse for the engine is located in a common block/box near the battery. In some instances there would be likewise would be under the dash or any of the kick panels.

To help you narrow down the probable fault, next time the engine stalls or will not start, pls try below procedures.

Most gasoline engines would need only two (2) elements to run; fuel and ignition (spark) at the right moment. Based on your post, "start running normally", it would then be assumed that the "at the right moment" is good. Next to check then would be for the presence of spark; this could be performed by removing one of the spark plugs, reconnecting the said plug to its wire, let it rest on any exposed metal and crank the engine. There should be a pulsating spark at the end, if yes then problem is most likely elsewhere, if none, then next to check (depending on the engine type) would be the:
  • high tension wires;
  • distributor;
  • distributor cap;
  • rotor;
  • ignition module;
  • ignition B+12.
If there is spark and yet would not run, then the fuel delivery to the engine has to be checked. Since you have replaced the fuel pump and filter, we can focus on the engine side. There are two checks on the injector:
  • electrical - pulsating +12 on each of the injectors while cranking, if none, check the ECM/ECU;
  • fuel spray - you need to remove all and check if each will spray fuel (while cranking). For safety reasons, pls have several disposable containers ready to catch the fuel, paper towels or rugs to wipe/clean off any spilled raw fuel. If yes, problem is elsewhere, if not and no pulsating +12 while cranking, ECM wiring or connector, if there is pulsating +12 yet no fuel spray, then defective injectors or defective high pressure pump.
In some instances, it could be the alarm/security/immobilizer acting up which prevents the engine to run.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

mick lumtin

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SOURCE: 2003 Hyundai elantra

Hi there they are known to have dramas with the pick up for the immobilizer i would be getting that checked first before spending money on something .else

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: locate fuel filter, and safety switch to fuel pump

The filter is located at the rear seat, you have to remove it first, then you will see a cap attach with some screws. Inside that cap you`ll find the fuel filter. Before you change the fuel filter you have to release the fuel pressure first. To do that, first find the FUEL PUMP RELAY in the main fuse box located in the engine. Once you located open the fuel door and take off the cap and leave it open. Start the engine, take off the FUEL PUMP RELAY and leave the engine stop itself, when this occurs turn off the key, the you can take off the filter and changed it

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

Mark Mumich

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SOURCE: Exact same issue, Turns over but won't start

bad ground on the fuel pump. you will have to follow the wires ALL the way.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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PAUL MC G

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SOURCE: put in a new fuel pump now the car is hard to

OK!... Who told you the fuel pump was the problem?... Take it back to them and tell them to FIX IT!

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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