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Old 12 Jun 2011, 04:36 pm
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Hi guys, so I fkushed the coolant, depressurized the fuel lines and ran the car till it ran out of gas, as per haynes instructions. Then I removed the uim to get to the plugs, took out the plugs, plug one had a tiny bit of oil on it. No biggie, the plugs looked fine so I put em back in and such. Reinstalled uim and all the hosesetc... Put the fuel pressure relay back in, connected the batt and attempted to turn it on. It turns over and I smell gas but the cars not starting. It sounds like it really wants to but it just isnt. My belts and all are moving and the battery is charged! Car started fine before all of this... Oh ill meantion that I cleaned off the engine too with a wet rag.

If folks need more explanation I can record a video of me trying to start it
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 05:23 pm
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Why did you depressurize the fuel system? Did you do anything with the injectors or fuel rail ?
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 05:54 pm
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Simply put, the I followed step by step the removal and installation instructions of the haynes manual. It told me to take out the fuel relay and start the car and run it till it died, the i had to unplug every sensor on the throttle, uim, and air intake, the unpluged some hoses, and unscrewed some things. My plugs and wires are on snug... I tried to stsrt it thirty minutes ago again, the engine acts like it wants to start, even gave me a good .15 secs of hope. It seems to try to start harder when the gas edal is depressed.
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To clarify I completely removed the throttle and uim as my hqynes instruxted when removing the uim
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I would check the throttle position sensor and idle air control motor electrical connectors and make sure they are in place. I would also check the electrical connector on the coil. There is also an air intake temperature sensor electrical connector, but I believe it will start without that. The MAP sensor is at the top of the manifold, and I believe the manual calls for removing that if I remember correctly. I would check that connection as well and ensure that the sensor is tight.

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WOW...I don't know why it tells you to depressurize the fuel system to remove the upper intake manifold, it's completely unnecessary...
Anyways, is there a something like a "tire valve" on the fuel rail? If it is, push on the valve to see if you have fuel pressure or air trapped there.
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Hmm wheres the fuel rail lol..

I remember I had to do that on the taurus to get it to start after it sat a while..
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It's right where the lower and the upper intake manifold get connected.
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Yatta!

It works!!! Happy happy car now. Lol

Im not turnin it off for bout an hour, when I do ill let u all know if it starts back up without issues... Oh and thanks for tellin me that the fuel line would shoot gas in my eyes when I pressed the thing down! Lol!
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Ooops sorry, my bad
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