i have an 89' si. ran fine yesterday, then i changed the fuel filter and it wont start. im getting spark, i filled up the filter with gas again so it doesnt have to fill by itself and the car just turns over. no spuddering or anything.
the battery is about to die now. ill charge it back up but this boggles the hell out of me.
anyone have any suggestions?
and how loud should the fuel pump be when it primes? i cant hear anything when i put the ignition in the II position, but theres alot of beeping and stuff going on so im not sure if it is and im not just not hearing it.
nah, just talked to a buddy. he said pressure has to build up in there. somethin like 40 psi. i keep unhooking the lines and relieving the pressure, so it wont start. i just gotta keep at it. he said he had the same prob and after like 15 tries it started.
i left the car in the "on" position yesterday before i put fuel into the filter and went to dinner. still no start after i got back.
All that did was run down the battery. The fuel pump runs for only TWO SECONDS then stops until the engine starts. Which is the same amount of time the CEL is on. It's not gonna run the pump continously when the engine is off. That's why I told you to cycle it a few times.
K, youre still doing it wrong. STOP FILLING THE FILTER WITH FUEL. STOP TAKING THE LINES ON AND OFF. All youre doing is creating a greater chance that its going to leak, the washers in there are crush washers, theyre only meant to tighten down once.
Heres the steps you should follow. Connect the lines, get in the car, turn the key to "On". Wait for the check engine light to go out. Turn the key to "start" and hold it until the car starts. If it doesnt start after say, 3 or 4 seconds, turn the key to off, then repeat. Try this 5 or 6 times. If its still not working, youve got a problem.
Did you take the plug wires off at any point? If you didnt put them back in the right order it wont start.
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