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are you saying the fuel pump does not come on for 2 seconds when you first turn the key on?
the pump should come on,then shut off after a couple of seconds when you first turn the key on
it does sometimes, but when the problem occurs it does not. I have checked the relay and physically closed it and it is not the problem. it is not recieving a signal. if the car doesn't start, I will switch the key to the on position and wait. after about a minute or so I will hear the vaccuum valves first start to click rapidly then the idle air valve, then the slow and stop and the fuel pump relay closes and the pump starts running and the car starts fine. it only does this if it has been sitting for awhile. otherwise it starts and runs fine.
sorry i missed you....
i need to know if it will start with starting fluid when it is acting up
let me know
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okay i have removed the covers off the relays and it does close the fuel pump relay for a split second. if I close it manually the pump comes on but the car still does not start. if the key is left on as I said, after a time the relays and switches will begin to chatter. The fuel pump relay is last and it will open and close quickly a few times and finally it will close for about 10 seconds at a time and then open and stay open until you crank the engine. at which time it closes and the car starts. I am not into squirting starting fluid into a gas engine, and I am honestly surprised to have a Mechanic ask me to do that. if it were a diesel i would have no problem with it, but as it is gas all i would be doing is causing undue wear and possible damage to the rings. the suggestion is a bit backyard, no offense. I would use gas in a spray bottle if anything. but if all we are doing is trying to verify spark or wether the injectors are firing I can do that.
starting fluid will not hurt the engine,,and it would tell us allot...i dont have any idea who told you not to do this..
but,i will opt out..
maybe one of the other guys would be better to assist you
someone will be right with you
this time the service was of no help to me at all. in the past I have had better luck. Being a mechanic myself with nearly 20 years experience, I felt that I had a better understanding of this issue than the "expert" that I was connected with.I had been hoping to find someone who may have encoutered a similar problem or who had access to a better wiring diagram,. this has been my experience with this site in the past. so i would like to withdraw and close the question.