For lack of a better answer, my friend ran into a similar problem caused by the lift pump. That's the small mechanical pump on the driver's side of the engine that brings the fuel from the tank to the injector pump. Apparently the engine will run without it but if not taken are of soon it will lead to damage to the injector pump. In his case the injector pump went out causing a no-start condition, and they found the bad lift pump while replacing the injector pump.
Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 5:23 AM