Car will crank, but will not start

Tiny
FRENCHELL HARDWICK
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  • 2000 ISUZU RODEO
  • 3.2L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,879 MILES
Took my car to get aligned. The next morning it would not start. My husband, who is a mechanic, fooled with it. Got it started, turn it off. Same thing. Acted like it had a short. Changed crankshaft sensor and pig tail. Started twice, then would not start again. Any suggestions?
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Friday, April 14th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes to see if any sensors are screwing up then try a security system reset they can cause this as well. I am assuming battery is clean and in good shape see link.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 7:13 AM
Tiny
FRENCHELL HARDWICK
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No codes. Not getting any fuel. Going to try and find camshaft sensor and check on fuel delivery. Will check security system.
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 7:21 AM
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Security may be the reason for no fuel so check security first.
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
FRENCHELL HARDWICK
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He is going to check security first as you suggested. Will let you know.
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
FRENCHELL HARDWICK
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Tried all of the security steps except pressing the alarm, which we do not have and still would not start.
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 3:06 PM
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Okay, spray choke cleaner into throttle if it starts then your fuel pump may have gone out if it starts then make a fist and pound bottom of gas tank it may free up pump for a little while.
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
FRENCHELL HARDWICK
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He sprayed something into the throttle it started. He is dropping the fuel tank today.
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Sunday, April 16th, 2017 AT 10:14 AM
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KEN
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Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:09 PM
Tiny
YGRIEGA
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I had that same problem with my 2001 rodeo sport. It would be fine, then I'd go to turn on and it would act as if out of gas. I'd have it towed to mechanic (I'd purchased extended warranty), he'd call me in a while and ask what was wrong-that it had no problem starting. I went through that at least 7 times then it stopped. One day around one year later it did it again. No way-I, went under hood; tapped on every lid and hose and it never happened again. I still have my isuzu-15 years old. Mine is only 4 cyl, manual transmission, zero extras (roll down your own window, no air conditioner, I wanted no more electronics than I had to have). Anyway-the reason I hit hoses and lids was I figured every ime I'd towed it, it had been jiggled around. Bubbles?
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Thursday, June 29th, 2017 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This sounds like a classic fuel pump problem, Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

Here is a diagram (below) of what it will be like on your car

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, June 30th, 2017 AT 10:39 AM
Tiny
YGRIEGA
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Hi Ken. I haven't had a problem with my car since I hit the tops of everything under the hood. Bfore that they had replaced everything pertaining to the fuel lines etc. I DO have a major problem now. My car had a code of cam position sensor and won't pass smog. I don't know how to take the lid that's covering the sensor. I have the picture of where it is. Can you tell me how to take the black cover off the thing. Sorry bout the technical words. Haha Thank you, Lori
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hi Lori,

Can you please start a new question?

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 AT 3:54 PM
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Please post your question here

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 11:35 AM

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