Start up problems with 2000 ZX2 (possible fuel issue) [fixed]
Long story short, I got the ZX2 not running from a family member. The car only has 56k miles on it, and I have checked all belts to make sure they are fine. The car also has not been started in about 3-4 years.
Now, when I go to crank the engine, the starter motor tries to turn over the car, but I get nothing. I did check the fuel shut off switch and metered it for voltage (was showing 11V), and tried to jump the switch by putting a bit of wire from the only two pins that were giving me a full circuit. Doing this didn't give me any results. Due to lack of time tonight, I was unable to meter my fuel pump, but that is my next thing I'm looking at doing.
From my previous knowledge on working with cars, it really sounds like I'm getting no fuel to the engine. I can hear the injectors too prior to starting the car.
What I wanted to know is if jumping the shut off switch would run the fuel pressure needed in order to start the engine up, and also how audible is the fuel pump? Also, is the switch on the fuel shut off supposed to be stuck in (what I am assuming) is the depresses position?
To be honest, I have only worked on older cars with very minimal in terms of electrical systems (81 280ZX and a 95 Civic), so this is a bit new to me... and this is also my first domestic car.
Any help is greatly appreciated!