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Old 07-05-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Ron Daack
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fuel problem

I have a 93 Mustang 2.3 LX. I wasn't getting fuel into the engine when
starting it. I called on a friend to fix it. He told me I needed a new
fuel pump and possibly a fuel filter. I have replaced both but still
the car won't start. Can anyone help me with this issue? Someone told
me to replace the ignition module and it will start up. I really can't
afford to be playing guessing games right now. So if someone has some
good advice I would highly appreciate it.

Thank You
Ron Daack

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Old 07-05-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
i didnt say that i dont think so
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"Ron Daack" <RDaack@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 93 Mustang 2.3 LX. I wasn't getting fuel into the engine when
> starting it. I called on a friend to fix it. He told me I needed a new
> fuel pump and possibly a fuel filter. I have replaced both but still
> the car won't start. Can anyone help me with this issue? Someone told
> me to replace the ignition module and it will start up. I really can't
> afford to be playing guessing games right now. So if someone has some
> good advice I would highly appreciate it.
>
> Thank You
> Ron Daack
>


whats the fuel pipe like comming out of the tank to the engine?? can you
draw fuel down the pipe from the tank at the engine end.?? put a clear pipe
between the pipe and the carb (or injector pump) and see if there is any air
in the fuel flow... if there is then you have air getting into the system..
check the rubber hoses and replace them if not sure....

can you run the engine from a fuel can by running it strait to the carb or
injector pump ...have the can above the hight of the engine so that it feeds
by gravity... if the car starts or trys to start then you may have air
getting in ...

simple but cheap to check,, and alot cheaper than changing mechanical parts
that may not be the problem,,,,,,,,,,
if none of these work then you have a bigger prob and will need an expert




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Old 07-05-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: fuel problem

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005 06:02:44 -0400, RDaack@webtv.net (Ron
Daack) wrote:

>I have a 93 Mustang 2.3 LX. I wasn't getting fuel into the engine when
>starting it. I called on a friend to fix it. He told me I needed a new
>fuel pump and possibly a fuel filter. I have replaced both but still
>the car won't start. Can anyone help me with this issue? Someone told
>me to replace the ignition module and it will start up. I really can't
>afford to be playing guessing games right now. So if someone has some
>good advice I would highly appreciate it.
>
>Thank You
>Ron Daack


Just because your are not getting fuel into the engine does
not mean there is anything wrong in that system. It is
designed to stop fuel delivery if it does not sense the
engine turning. You should be able to hear the fuel pump run
for 1-3 seconds immediately after you turn the switch to the
"run" position and then it will stop because it does not
sense engine rotation. This is as it should be. If you do
not hear the pump running, the problem may be the fuel pump
relay which occasionally fails. Have you checked for
ignition at the plugs? You may have an ignition module
problem if you have neither. If you have neother spark nor
fuel, the problem may be a bad ignition module. Does the
starter actually crank the engine? One of the first things
you need to do is make sure it is getting spark and fuel.
You also need to extract any fault or self test codes that
may be stored in the ECM. Until you do the basics, you are
simply throwing time and money at it. As you have already
noticed, the fuel pump and filter didn't help and werea
waste of money. You can spend a lot more just like that if
you or your friend cannot do the diagnostics.

Good luck
Lugnut
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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RDaack@webtv.net (Ron Daack) wrote in news:18781-42CA5AC4-934@storefull-
3211.bay.webtv.net:

> I have a 93 Mustang 2.3 LX. I wasn't getting fuel into the engine

when
> starting it. I called on a friend to fix it. He told me I needed a new
> fuel pump and possibly a fuel filter. I have replaced both but still
> the car won't start. Can anyone help me with this issue? Someone told
> me to replace the ignition module and it will start up. I really can't
> afford to be playing guessing games right now. So if someone has some
> good advice I would highly appreciate it.
>
> Thank You
> Ron Daack
>


Well... at least - maybe- you dont have to worry about your fuel pump for
a while.

Like Lugnut says;

Listen for the Fuel Pump
Listen for the Relay click (much softer) \
- some are under driver's seat, some in pass side kick some under hood
near pass strut tower

BUT FIRST:

Check and reset the Inertia Safety Switch in the Rear To right of Hatch
Latch.

Press the reset button.. if it doesnt make a diff, bang it with your fist
and press it again.

BTW if your tach wiggles on cranking, your Ign system is probably good.
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:02   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you all for the advice. I will check these different things out.

Ron Daack

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Old 07-05-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
i didnt say that i dont think so
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