2000 Chrysler Cirrus starting

Tiny
DWGERRISH
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I have a 2000 chrysler cirrus lxi v6 and it 9 times out of 10 it will not start unless you use starting fluid. Also, this problem has been worse and worse.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 AT 5:12 PM

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Tiny
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By spraying starting fluid into the engine and make it started, that show that it has spark and compression and the problem is fuel related.
Proper fuel pressure is critical for fuel injected engines to start and run. You should hear the fuel pump inside the fuel tank buzz for a couple of seconds when the ignition is turned on (no buzz means the pump is not running and the engine is not getting fuel).
Do you hear buzzing from the fuel tank?
If no buzz, we won't condamn the fuel pump right away, we will make sure it is getting power and ground.
Let me know
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok I cheked it out and the fuel pump kicks in I am sure of that any other ideas
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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It is no buzz, it just a kiks?
Check the ASD in the power distribution center.
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, there is a buzz, it is heard clear as day. I mistyped my response before.
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 4:51 PM
Tiny
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Did you check or replace the ASD relay?
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have but same thing happens
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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The ASD relay provides power to operate the injectors, ignition coil,
if you have to spray starting fluid to make it start mean that the injectors are not doing there job.
The best way to test a relay is to replace it. If the new asd does not work, we will be looking at the crank sensor, because the pcm energize the asd relay only when there is crank position senso signal.
If the relay is good, your crank position sensor is questionable.
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 7:50 PM

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