Why will a car start but only run a few seconds?
Anyway, is you fuel gauge hooked up when you run it? If so is it in spec?
Is your spark tester hooked up?
By the way, the check engine light may or may not have anything to do with the no start.
Turn the key in the "run" position and listen for the fuel pump. IF you don't hear it, open the door to the fuel cap and have someone else cycle the key-don't crank it. The pump should hum. IF it doesn't, proceed with the following:
Access the throttle body. spray some starting fluid or other combustible liquid of a similar nature in it breifly while someone cranks the motor. If it seems to want to turn over and run, pulse the starting fluid into the throttle bore enough to keep it running... or not.
If it runs, you are lacking fuel. If it doesn't make a difference, it may be compression.
If you heard the pump run, then still follow the procedure with the starting fluid, un you can see fuel getting into the throttle bore when cranking.
Your 1999 dodge stratus ran out of gas and when you put more in it would not start what could be wrong?
The fuel pump only runs for a couple seconds after the initial start attempt, then shuts off. Crank the engine for a few seconds. Then turn it off and then do it again for a few more seconds. Do this several times in order to get the fuel to the engine. After a few attempts, the engine should start.. Hope this helps...
Does a computerized fuel injection raise the rpm when starting the car or only when the engine is cold?
I had a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am I found out that the injector needed to be replaced when the car would start for only a few seconds and the die out abruptly. The injector would only spray enough fuel into the throttle body in order to start it then would stop, the injector was located in the middle and above the throttle body making for an easy repair.
My 1990 Chrysler Lebaron Convertable will start howevr it will only run for a few seconds and then dies If you pump the gas pedal it will run but backfires I am leaning toward the timing belt?
The immobilizer is the system that prevents your car from being stolen by including a computer chip in the ignition key. The car will start without this chip but will cease running in a few seconds. Your Subaru dealer is the only one I know of that has equipment to reprogram this system. If it was easily reset there wouldn't be much value to it.
Put a few gallons of fuel into the fuel tank then cycle the ignition switch from off to on several times pausing in the on position a few seconds each time. This will prime the fuel system. After several cycles, start the engine as you normally would and drive the car to a gas station and fill it up.
Can you take out your starter by tryin to start it while its still cranking from a previous attempt to start?
Not knowing the year or if carb or injected ill answer both ways Carb, it is because when a car shuts off the few revolutions it makes before a full stop draws some fuel into cyl so restart takes no more fuel, after a short period the gas evaperates so need to pump pedal to start. Injected ( MPI , TBI ) It means the fuel system is leaking down pressure, this can be the…
In the morning when you first start the car up the oil light comes on and beeps for a short timethen when the car is turned off the light goes out?
What is the little motor sound near the back of the car that usually lasts for a few seconds right after you start the car on a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora?
1999 Cougar driving about 60mph car started 'lunging' and shut off for a few seconds and then everything came back on for a few seconds stopped and started right up but did this 3 times in 5 miles.?
Try leaving your key in the "on" position for a few minutes. Your car has a pressurized system that needs to re-pressurize when it runs dry. The fuel pump only runs when the key is on the "on" position. ======================================================== When you turn your ignition key to the " RUN " position just before starting the vehicle , the ELECTRIC fuel pump will only run for 2 or 3 seconds if you don't start the…
(Assumes LCD clock/odometer) Switch ignition on. Do not start car Hold down the right hand stalk in the instrument cluster (the one that adjusts lighting level when lights are on). Clock hours will start flashing. Set hours by pressing button repeatedly Wait a few seconds, clock minutes will start flashing Set minutes the same way. Wait a few seconds. Clock will revert to normal operation.
normally all you need to do is turn on the ignition with out starting the car for a few secs. the fuel pump would then start sending fuel to the front of the car.after this the vehicle should start right up. It should start easily. Just turn the key on briefly. The fuel pump will run for just a few seconds then turn off if the computer doesn't detect that the engine is turning over…
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I recently had my oil changed and noticed the change oil light stayed on. To get it off I had to turn the key to the on / run position, but I did not start it. Then I had to push the gas pedal to the floor three times within 5 seconds. The change oil light went off after a few seconds. I turned the car off. I…