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Buick Lasabre: 2000 lasabre no start has spark, power to gray

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2000 lasabre no start has spark, power to gray wire at pump pump seems like it is working but not sure
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Buick
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
2001 buick lasabre on start eng cranks, has spark, power to pump
Gray wire pump appears to work makes sound
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Did not check fuel press
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hi, you need to check the fuel pressure even though you can hear the pump the pressure should read 47-55 psi when you first turn the key to the run position and stay with in those specs for at least 10 minutes it may drop 10 psi after a few seconds but that is normal
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How do I do that
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
there is a schrader valve on the fuel rail -like a bike valve it usually has a cap on it ,so take that off and install a fuel pressure testing gauge/tool to it you can rent/loan a tool at many auto parts store if you dont have one ..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Turn key , press goes to about 47 then down to 40 and stays
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
will the car start if you spray carb cleaner into the throttle body ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No tried starter fluid
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
ok,unplug the mass air flow sensor and see if it starts, did you get any check engine codes before you do this ..
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hi, do you still need help ?..jazzmaster