TROUBLE STARTING

1991 Pontiac Sunbird

Tiny

ameduvsky

April, 15, 2008 AT 4:37 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Pontiac Sunbird 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 119000 miles

Hi my Sunbird won't start and has had the problem before. I would crank it it and for one reason or another let the key return before it was started. Then I would try starting it again. I would have to wait 15 min spray some starting fluid to get it to start. It happened to me about 5 days ago but when I tried starting it again iin my usual way, it wouldn't. The starter is fine, the distributor has a new rotor, and a clean cap the spark is fine but there is no fuel between the what seems to be some kind of fuel pressure regulator and the throttle body. There wasn't even a trace of fuel in the line. So what can I do? I've been told it's either the pump or filter and how would I go about checking those? Thanx

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Tiny

mastertechtim

April, 15, 2008 AT 7:50 PM

Check the gray wire at the fuel tank for power. If you have power there while cranking over the engine then the fuel pump is bad

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