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Old 07-13-2011, 12:27 PM
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Default Wont Start!

It's a 2000 V6 4.o liter. Recently I changed the plugs, wires, coil pack. Just drove it 600 miles this last weekend. It's got 3/4 tank in gas. A buddy said it might be the fuel pump and if I hammer on the fuel tanks a couple or times and it starts then its the fuel pump. I can't do anything till I get off work. Any other ideas?

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Old 07-13-2011, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: Wont Start!

Well, this could be a lot of things until you start testing things to rule out the many many things that could cause this. I don't think banging on the gas tank is going to do anything.

When you try to start it, does it crank and just not fire, or does it not even crank?

When you turn the key to ON, do you hear the fuel pump whine?

If you pull out a spark plug, ground the side of it to the block, and leave the wire attached, you should see spark when you crank the engine.

The fuel pressure should be either 35 or 65 psi. I forget what year they made the change.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:36 PM
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It spins, but not starts. Ill check the others tonight. I didn't know to listen for the fuel pump, and I guess I'll check for a fuse to it too.
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