Mechanics

DIRT IN FUEL LINES

2002 Plymouth Voyager

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2002 Plymouth Voyager 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 59550 miles

Due to heavy traffic, I let my fuel tank go to almost empty at the end of a very long trip and now it cranks over but does not start. Is there a way to check the lines without having to borrow or buy expensive testors or tools? Thank you, Jo
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Jmann49
July 22, 2010.




You can try pushing on the schrader valve, located on the fuel rail to see if you have fuel getting to the injector but that doesnt tell you the pressure or volume. Without that it can just give you a rough idea if you have fuel or not. Thats about as far as that will get. Same thing you can dump gas in throttle body and see if it sputters up or not.

The vehicle if ran very low on gas the pump can overheat causing the pump to burn up and now the pump isnt suppling the proper pressure. Dont worry if your thinking you have air in the lines as its a gasoline vehicle. Cranking it enough will cause the air to be purged out.

Blackop555
Jul 23, 2010.


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