Car been sitting for 10 months how do I get fuel to the injectors, sounds ljme the fuel pump is working

Kelly Peng

Asked by Dec 06, 2013 at 12:50 AM about the 1999 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair pumping.gas pedal.doesnt.seem

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Tracy Hooks

Pumping the gas will make the computer shut off the fuel injectors. Always start a fuel injected vehicle with your foot off of the accelerator. When you turn on the ignition, the fuel pump will run for 3 seconds and stop. Just cycle the key: on for 3 seconds then off and back on for 3 seconds. The gasoline in the tank may have gone bad. You should only have to cycle the key 3 or 4 times to prime a dry system.

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Make sure you get all the bad gas out of it and replace with fresh gas. Then I would loosen the fuel line at the fuel rail and then turn the key on. (use extreme caution gas may spray out of line--have rags handy to clean up the fuel) if fresh gas comes out then clean up mess real good reattach fuel line and try to start the engine. if none comes out then have someone try to start the engine while you are watching the fuel line. If fuel starts to come out then clean up the mess real good and reattach fuel line and try to start the engine.

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This car came out before ethanol. Since you probably had ethanol in the tank, you may have messed up the carb. getting rid of the old gas may not help but it is certainly one of things you should do. try to find some "REAL" gas, non-ethanol, to put back in the tank. Also, put in a can of gas additive that may clean out the injectors. You may end up cleaning or replacing one or all of the injectors.

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