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Has anyone had the embarrassment of going to start up your car and all it does is turn over forever like a Yugo out of gas? I thought these cars were made w/out a return line fuel injection system. Any thoughts or ideas before I go leaving it at the dealership for 3 weeks to learn it was a bad fuel filter!
 

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Could be a bad fuel pump!
My 92 GT went thru 3 pumps in 2 days before it acted right...
 

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Condition is stated as normal. Turn the key to on, wait a few seconds, then crank the starter. Should start. I agree it's bogus, but it appears to be the nature of the fuel system on these cars.
 

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Sounds like the fuel system is depressurizing. Typically, this relates to a leaky check valve in the fuel pump. Not having dived into the fuel system on this car yet, I am assuming the pump assembly is the same as previous cars with full return systems.

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I've got the same problem. Every once in a while I'll start the car and it sounds like it's about to stall. It always catches itself though and is fine. Don't like it, but it's not an everyday thing and I can't reproduce it on demand.
 

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On 2002-01-17 03:32, DrivingSimulators wrote:
Condition is stated as normal. Turn the key to on, wait a few seconds, then crank the starter. Should start. I agree it's bogus, but it appears to be the nature of the fuel system on these cars.
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Hey you must have read the owners book too.
 

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i've got it too. seems to have gone away after i changed plugs.

i saw something on OASIS at the dealer where i work about this. i'll check on it in more detail.

if i remember right it is a known concern with no fix yet.
 

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This happens to me quite frequently. It usually happens after the car has been driven for an amount of time, shut off, and restarted in a short period of time. It typically happens if I stop and quickly run into a store then return to the car. It will crank over for some time before it finally catches. Often I have to stop cranking and try it a second time. This plus the death rattle make me enjoy the car more than I ever thought I could. It's too bad Ford didn't spend the money they wasted advertising that "Ford Quality is Job 1" on actually making quality products.

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Happens to me too despite the dealership looking into it and replacing a part... But there's a simple solution to get it to catch instantaneously (as opposed to 10 seconds later)--give it a little gas while starting. I know you should never do that with a fuel-injected car but it does solve it...
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On 2002-04-11 14:24, BUL2294 wrote:
Happens to me too despite the dealership looking into it and replacing a part... But there's a simple solution to get it to catch instantaneously (as opposed to 10 seconds later)--give it a little gas while starting. I know you should never do that with a fuel-injected car but it does solve it...
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Yep, that is what I do when it doesn't catch at first. Fixes it everytime.
 

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You nailed it Bullitt00208. That is exactly how my operates. I can't think of a time when it wasn't a warm engine. Never happened on first start of the day. Would love to figure out why it is happening.
 

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i experienced this at the worst possible time: getting into my car as three very hot girls walked by and it "stalled" 2 times in a row! they thought it was hillarious. anyway, i left small cloud of tire vapors for them to inhale as i drove away
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Isn't that one of Murphy's laws. Hot babe walks by car won't start. Hot babe walks by car stalls. Hot babe walks by you dump the clutch stall the car. Hot babe walks by hears you sing along to Muskrat Love.


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