Mechanics

DOES THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE FUEL PUMP GONE OUT?

2004 Saturn Ion • 90,000 miles

2004 Saturn: I cranked at work and the service engine came on, but went out before I could drive off the property. I picked up my son, headed home and just before I was at my driveway, the car
Stopped accelerating when I hit the gas. It was still running, battery is strong. When I try and crank now, it turns over strong, but wont start. I'm not a mechanic so I can't speculate, but that's what happened
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Damien12
July 17, 2012.



You will have to check for spark?Actual fuel pressure etc?Thats your starting point.

Saturntech9
Jul 17, 2012.
Ok thanks

Tiny
Damien12
Jul 17, 2012.
You can try this one have someone try to start it while your smacking the center of the gas tank with the palm of your hand. They rent fuel pressure gauges at auto zone.

Saturntech9
Jul 17, 2012.
First use starting fluid spray it in the intake does it try to start? Most parts stores will read your codes. Check the fuel pressure. Rent a gauge at the parts store.U can start here.

Cadieman
Jul 17, 2012.
But would the fuel pump going out make the check engine light come on?

Tiny
Damien12
Jul 17, 2012.
With it not running doesnt do it much good for code checks at the auto parts store.

Saturntech9
Jul 17, 2012.
Usually when the fuel pump goes out on those it doesnt set any codes.

Saturntech9
Jul 17, 2012.
I didnt think it would set a code but im thinking maybe it could be a crankshaft sensor its a friend of mines car so I really cant really see whats going on I just want too give him a estimate of whats going on

Tiny
Damien12
Jul 17, 2012.
With a code reader that displays some live engine data you could read the codes and if it was a bad crankshaft sensor you could watch engine rpm on the code reader while cranking the engine. Check for spark if no spark you can check the crankshaft sensor with a multimeter.

Saturntech9
Jul 17, 2012.
Remember he cant get to a code reader the car wont run.

Cadieman
Jul 17, 2012.
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