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Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
Category: Lincoln
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Experience:  30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DIESEL
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I pumped gas now it won't start : It doesn't want to starts

Customer Question

I pumped gas now it won't start
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Lincoln. The Lincoln Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: It doesn't want to starts after pumping gas it cranks but just won't start
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing really we think is the spark plugs
JA: Spark plug problems can be challenging. So many causes, some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with all of them. Is there anything else the Lincoln Mechanic should be aware of about your Lincoln?
Customer: When we are on the highway it doesn't run normal until it hits 60
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** is caused by fuel getting into the charcoal cannister and floods out the engine, can you try putting the gas pedal all the way to the floor and holding there when cranking, and see if it starts up? this is the clear flood mode?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After cranking the battery has gone dead 😞
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

you will need to have it jump started, or the battery charged before trying this, if it starts when the peadl is held to the fllor, then it was flooded, usually this is caused by either a bad charcoal cannister, or the tank was overfilled, when you pump gas, do you stop when the pump shuts off, or do you add a little more to top it off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We think our spark plugs are bad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this time he filled up the ta k
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tank
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked for spark at the plugs, when cranking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We already cranked it with the pedal all the way down its not working
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, then you will need to check for spark at the spark plugs when cranking, can you do this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I do it?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

remove one of the coils from the sparkplug, and insert a spare plug into it and lay on the motor, then crank the engine over and watch for spark at the plug,Tim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I cranked it it starts and turns right of
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, then its not going to be a spark problem, most likely a bad fuel pump, if you hold the pedal down a little, does it stay running?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it also smells like gas
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

try holding down the pedal and see if it stays running

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We did try that
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

It still sounds like a bad fuel pump, if it starts and then dies right away,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Please dont forget to rate me, so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Is there a reason you wont rate me? I dont get paid unless you do,Tim