Re: 93 T-bird ran outta gas now wont start please help
By the way, if any of what I just listed seems difficult or scary, call a
mechanic. I am assuming you have some mechanical skills or you wouldn't
have asked here - but you sure don't want to go from a chugging Cougar to a
"Paul of Dayton" <F_and_P@NOSPAMameritech.net> wrote in message
> You may have a damaged fuel pump, a clogged filter, or a bad or clogged
> injector. There also might just be air in the fuel rails.
> First, do you hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key to on, before
> going to the start position? Probably. Next, find a fuel pressure gauge
> that is designed to connect to the fuel rail fitting that looks like a
> tire valve. There should be one on each side of the engine. If I remember
> right, the fuel rails are bright metal. If you can get the car to run,
> report the pressure readings here. Expect somewhere over 30 lbs. Don't
> use a tire gauge.
> If you have never changed the fuel filter, get one when you get the gauge.
> They are cheap and aren't hard to replace, they sit right in front of the
> rear drivers side wheel. Replace the filter first. Usually there are
> instructions in the box.
> If you still have trouble, there may be air in the fuel rails. I can't
> remember which models and years were affected but some would get that way
> if they ran out of gas. VERY CAREFULLY, release some pressure from each
> side, just like letting air from a tire. This is best done with the
> engine off, right after moving the key to on and then back to off. Fuel
> will come out so don't be smoking or making sparks. Try to catch it in a
> can so it won't go everywhere. Do this a couple of times for each side.
> You may need to move the key back to on, then off to make enough pressure
> to complete the task. Clean up spilled fuel, then start the engine and
> see if it is better. Let us know.
> <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> yesterday i ran out of gas , my gas gauage doesnt work , anyway i put
>> gas in the car and tryed to start it and it started right uo put sounded
>> like an old airplane sputtering and making air noises , it wouldnt stay
>> running for any length of time , and then wouldnt start at all except
>> for the starter motor turning if you can understand my description i
>> hope someone can please help if you need more infoi will do m best thank