Car won't start, but turns over, changed fuel filter already

Tiny
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It started by cranking but not starting and I knew it had a problem. Once is was ideling and turned off completely. Now it will just crank. I changed the fuel filter no dice. Any help? What about the fuel pump? Whould that be a difficult job for an amature?
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Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 AT 6:21 PM

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Tiny
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A fuel pump would be a semi difficult job for someone who has no expierience with these things but dont be so quick to jump to conclusions simple way to test for fuel pump not working is to get in the car when its really quiet outside and trn the key to the run position you should hear the fuel pump running inside the vehicle it will be a low humming noise if it is heard the fuel pump is ok if you cant tell have a partner trying cranking the engine while you are under the hood spraying carburator cleaner into the tube where the air filter is if the vehicle starts there is a problem with the fuel pump maybe the wiring maybe a fuse maybe a bad pump so you'll need to figure that out but I have seen a large number of these vehicles that have had crankshaft position sensors fail if the vehicle does not start after the test I described earlier you would need to take it to a professional mechanic to have the no start condition diagnosed as testing these systems and sensors requires the use of scanners and special tools like a lab scope I hope this helps
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Thursday, May 25th, 2006 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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My car has similar symptoms, 96' sportage,
if I remove the pos. Battery cable for at least ten actual minutes and put it back the car will start. Has happened 3 times so far.
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Thursday, June 1st, 2006 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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I have a 2000 sportage, I had a similar problem myself. I gave it a complete tune-up, plugs wires, fuel and air filter. No help. What you want to try is pop the hood, and just forward of the battery there's a fuse box where the ignition relay and fuel fump relay are located. The fuel pump relay is the one on the right side. So if you're facing the battery it is the one to the right. What you want to do is have someone or yourself tap on that relay while someone cranks. In my situation that was the problem. I had someone tap on it while I cranked it and it seemed to work. While it was running I disconnected the relay and it stalled. I plugged it back in and tried staring it again without tapping on it and it wouldn't start. It only started after tapping on it again. I then purchased 2 fuel pump relays from the dealer $12.80 each. Works like a charm now. Hope it works out for you too.
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Sunday, June 4th, 2006 AT 10:06 AM

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