Car wont start

Tiny
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  • 1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES

The car started and stayed on running for 10 to 15 mins and turned off. Try to start and it wont it cranks. What you think it is need help.

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 1:39 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have an alarm system? Ids the security light on?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:10 PM
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Did you test the battery and charging system?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:51 PM
Tiny
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To me it may be the fuel pump it would stall sometimes. Its got a new battery. Can you sent me a diagram how to take down the gas tank and how to take out fuel pump.

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 5:45 PM
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Not cranking and cranking but won't fire up are two different things so which is the correct condition?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Cranking but wont fire up

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/topics/engine-performance/cranks-but-wont-start

Above link explains what to look for so have you gone through them and confirmed the fuel pump is at fault? Testing of fuel pump operations can be done via the Fuel Pump Test/Prime Connector on left inner fender panel.

Guessing and changing components without testing and confirming can be a waste of time and money.

FUEL PUMP

Removal & Installation

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Relieve fuel pressure. Remove filler neck. Lower fuel tank. Disconnect fuel lines and electrical connection.

2. Remove fuel level sending unit and fuel pump retaining bolts or cam lock ring. Lift assembly from fuel tank and remove fuel pump from sending unit.

3. Pull fuel pump upward while pulling away from bottom support. Use care not to damage rubber insulator and strainer. To install, reverse removal procedure using NEW "O" ring and gasket.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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Ok I replace fuel pump and fuel filter and wont start. What can be the probluem.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 8:52 PM
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Have you checked what is missing from the link I provided?

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 10:16 PM
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Try starting fluid does it start?Have u checked the voltage at the fuel pump or injecter fuses?Stop throwing parts on hoping it works.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 11:01 PM
Tiny
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Yea I tryed the link still nothing. And use starting fluid and checked all fuses are good.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 12:09 AM
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The link is to find out what is missing. After trying out the link, what did you find out is missing? Ignition sparks, fuel pressure or what?

You had been warned against replacing components without any testing.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 6:26 AM
Tiny
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I did what it says in the link I know I put everything the same way I took it off.I got spark and getting fuel though fuel injecters. Where can I get the fuel pump/prime connecter

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 1:46 PM
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If you are having fuel and sparks, why did you replace the pump?
If you have fuel pressure, there is no need to test the fuel pump any further.
Have you tested the compression?

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM
Tiny
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Thats what a mechanic said that was out. So I replace it I guess I can put the old one back on and take back the new one and get my money back.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM
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With fuel pressure, injectors firing and ignition sparks, the next step would be to test the compression.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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How or where do you test the compression.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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What do these codes mean p052 and i052 and pcm?

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 7:00 PM
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P052 means the battery had been disconnected. I can't find any reference to i052.

PCM is the engine computer.

You would need a conmpression tester to check the compression.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Follow the above link.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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Had to replace the whole distubuer. Thanks for helping me out.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Need help again smelling gas under the hood. On the left fender right on the corner by the headlight theres a canister looks like a coffe can thats where it smells gas. And you hear air coming out to when car is off.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 7:49 PM

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