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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 09:01 PM
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Lost power & wont start, what could be wrong?

I was driving today and the bronco just seamed to loose power. I pressed the clutch to try to keep from stalling, but the RPMs just fell straight to zero. I tried starting agian and all it does is turn over like crazy with no firing action at all.

A fews weeks ago my starter motor broke, then when the guy was towing it he broke the gastank. So I have a new starter and gastank. Ever sence the starter & gastank were replaced I think I have to crank the starter longer before the engine would catch. I thought it was just bacause its been REALLY COLD here (last night I drove home and it was -11 degrees out).

So I think the problem is the fuel pump or fuel line. When the fuel pump broke in my old nissan the power loss was simular to what happened to the bronco today. And maybe it wasn't starting right away because the fuel pressure had to build up? I looked for a leak from the fuelline but couldn't find anything. What are the chances the shop broke/misinstalled my fuel pump in the new tank?
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I would think that there is a good possiblity that it is a bad fuel pump try spraying some starter fluid in the air breater tube and then try starting it if it starts then it is a fuel problem
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Re: Lost power & wont start, what could be wrong?

Could be one of the two fuel pumps has quit or quits intermittently

Had this problem one winter on the EFI 86. The rear pump would quit and because the filter was dirty enough to act like a one way check valve, the pump under my feet was enough to keep it running, cept under wide open throttle. Bet the wires running to the rea pump are to blame, or the in tank pump itself

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first check to make shure thee engine has spark, if it does, then continue to research the fuel problem.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2003, 01:37 PM
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Re: Lost power & wont start, what could be wrong?

Turns out the fuel line poped off the fuel pump. So the shop replaced the clip that holds it on. They didn't know if it was related to the replacment fueltank or not but they did it for free either way. Thanks for the help guys.
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