Try this then. Let the car sit overnight. Gas cap off. Can you disconnect the fuel line underneath the car, say at the fuel filter. By the way when was the last time you changed the fuel filter? Attach a hose to the line in place of the fuel filter and turn on ignition so that the pump starts, do not try to crank the engine. See how much fuel pumps into a gas can over a 10 second period. Should be a good flow. If you can hear it whirring and very little fuel, replace the pump. If you get lots of fuel replace the fuel filter.
Let hear the results.
But back to the basics, did you do all of the following:
1) new cap & rotor (make sure rotor shaft is cleaned with fine emery cloth to remove any rust build up)
You may be surprised at how often a cap & rotor cause engines to not fire even though you get spark to the plugs.
2) new spark plugs properly gapped.
3) Clean your battery terminals 100% or replace them, $1 each or less. Side post nuts can be replaced too, clean off corrosion inside screw hole.
4) Fuel filter - change it every year
5) cold weather climate - do not let gas tank go under 1/2 tank to prevent moisture buildup.
Monday, February 27th, 2006 AT 1:04 AM