Car cranks but will not start

Tiny
TWEED69
  • 1988 ACURA LEGEND
  • 295,000 MILES

Car cranks but will not start after sitting for twelve months. I sprayed starting fluid into the air filter and it started for thirty seconds then cut off and would not start. I also opened the fuel filter bolt when I started but did not see any fuel come out. Is it the fuel pump and where is it located?
The car was running great before it sat for months. Has a new battery.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 AT 8:54 PM

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Tiny
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Was the engine cranking when you saw no fuel coming from the fuel line when it was unhooked?

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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 11:25 AM
Tiny
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The fuel pump should be in the tank before I would suspect a bad fuel pump you have to make sure you have power and ground to the pump.

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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 11:28 AM
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You need to listen for the main relay clicks. You should hear a click from under the dash when the key is turned on and another click about two seconds later. If you do not hear the clicks you should look into replacing the main fuel relay.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 AT 11:34 AM
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LKINDER
  • 1988 ACURA LEGEND

Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 219,019 miles

gets fuel, has spark, and no visible stoppage of air. Battery charging and starter clicks.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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Hi LKinder,

Was any repairs done prior to this occurring?
What is the fuel pressure at the fuel rails?
Did you try using starter fluids?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
C BUDDY
  • 1988 ACURA LEGEND

Front wheel drive manual

my car will not start but it will turn over and my clutch stays on the floor.
What causes these problems?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi C Buddy,

Engine will not start could be due to lack of ignition sparks, fuel pressure or supply and mechanical problems.

Check out this link for procedures on testing.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

The clutch staying on the floor should be due to hydraulic system failure.

Check the fluid level in clutch master cylinder reservoir. If level is good, you could have a bad master cylinder. You would need to lift the pedal and pump it a few times to get any pressure.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1988 ACURA LEGEND
  • 198,000 MILES

My car will turn over when I try to start it, but it will not start. I tried to get it jumped and had no luck.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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If it is turning over, then your battery sounds good. Check to see if there is spark and fuel to the engine?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)

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