1993 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
After doing 100km on highway, all went well. The car was running well, idle when parked and I turn it off. About 2 mins after, I fired it back up and start right away but the idling was real bad ! Like if there were not enough fuel or fire was too weak! After like 5 sec of bad idling I decided to turn it off. Turn back on and it start but idle again bad, I tried giving gas, no change than after another 5 sec, it died. Tried to start it up again, engine was cranking okay and fast enough like normal but will not start.
I unplug the fuel filter, the side going to the engine and saw fuel pressure was present, so I plug it back in.
the reason why I am thinking it's fuel related is like for 2 months, when I turn the key to ON position, I can hear a bubling sound coming from where I think is in the tank. Sounds like the fuel pump. The fuel pump have been changed about 3 months ago so I don't think it's related with the pump itself.
I can remember that yesterday before starting the car, I can only hear the Tick which the fuel pump does before cranking the engine, I didn't hear the 3 seconds buzzing sound or bubling sound. (Because sometimes it does the buzzing sound and sometimes, more often lately, the bubling sound)
What can I check for issu? Can the fuel pump relay do that? Fuel pressure regulator?
Oh yeah. By the way, later that night I tried the car for the heck of it and it started ! So I was able to go home, but didn't stop the car before arriving home. This morning I started the car to go work and all is good.
Someone having an idea what's wrong or what to check?
I will get myself a fuel pressure gauge pretty soon, I will have something to check if that happen again soon.
have the same problem?
Monday, November 9th, 2009 AT 11:11 AM