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Old February 12th, 2005, 06:27 PM
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No fuel to engine

I can't get fuel to the engine.
I turn it over and it acts like it's going to start, putters a bit, then nothing. It'll do this over and over.
I can't hear the fuel pump cut on, but it must be getting some fuel to the engine or else it wouldn't kick on again right?
I'm replacing the fuel filter tomorrow 'cause I can't get the damn thing off right now and I'm letting some WD do the work. If that doesn't do it does anyone have any suggestions/had this happen to them.
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Old February 12th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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You should hear the fuel pump every time you turn the key to 'on' for a couple seconds. It does that to prime up the fuel system, and does it every time the ECU recieves power. You might just have a couple drips or some vapor left in the fuel lines that are getting through the injectors enough to make it sputter.

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Old February 12th, 2005, 11:43 PM
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Idle stepper motor perhaps?
I did a search and it's not just like the others, but I figure worth a shot right?
Man, I hope NAPA is open tomorrow...
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Old February 13th, 2005, 07:01 AM
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I doubt it would be the stepper, the engine would still run anyway if it went. All the stepper does is raise the idle speed, which you could also do by pushing on the throttle.

Could also be a bad coil, or connection to the coil.

But you said you don't or do hear the fuel pump for a couple seconds when you turn the key to 'on'?

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Old February 13th, 2005, 07:26 AM
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I don't, but I was just looking for other stuff that might be wrong with it that's not gonna require me to tow it.

Sniff...Sniff...
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Old February 13th, 2005, 07:55 AM
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I don't, but I was just looking for other stuff that might be wrong with it that's not gonna require me to tow it.

Sniff...Sniff...
Just accept that it is most likely a dead fuel pump and spare your self the anguish of pondering non existant problems.

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Old February 13th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Well, it might not be the pump itself. It could also be just a fuse, bad wire connection, or the pump relay. I had my fuse get all corroded once, quick cleaning solved that problem right away.

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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:59 AM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I replaced the fuses and checked the wiring. I relented and called the truck (Tow Truck)...I figure it has to be the pump because I took everything else on and off and checked what I knew to check (Limited, but I tried).
In one last valiant effort to stay stranded the tow truck busted a hydraulic line while it was being loaded. When the D doesn't want to move it just doesn't want to move.

I have to say, since owning the D I've become much more into trying to fix things myself and actually more confident in diagnosing and fixing stuff that goes wrong. Who knew a vehicle could do that to a guy? Just one more reason I never want to drive anything else (Except maybe a SW in the winter).

In a related note: The tow driver said the coolest guy he ever towed a car for was Howie Long, I asked what kind, he says, "Oh, well 2 rangies of course." The driver himself has a Disco, so it made me feel a bit more comfortable.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:02 AM
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What turned out to be the problem?
I've got the same symptoms with mine... really frustrating.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 09:36 AM
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It's in the shop right now, I'll post when they figure it out.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Relays in the fuel pump or sending unit they said over the phone.

When I get the invoice I'll update the post.


Oh, and a genuine Barrel as well.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 06:33 PM
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Jesse,

Your not alone
I have a similar problem... Driving from MD to long Island yesterday and when I got onto the belt parkway going about 60mph, all of a sudden the D-90 acted as if it ran out of gas. I had no choice but to have it towed the rest of the way home "The drive of shame". I will have time to look at it this weekend and try all of the suggestions mentioned above and from other posts...
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