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1990 Pontiac Firebird Question: 1989 350 TPI no start

 

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drewski89, Owatonna, MN, March 24, 2011, 18:49
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Went to get my car outta storeage last weekend, and i had an engine crank no start issue. wasn't getting spark or fuel. cleaned off the cap and rotor and got spark back, but still not getting fuel. used a pressure tester, and it reads 0 when cranking. I don't hear the fuel pump when i turn the key on. fuses are fine. tank is about 3/4 full. the car ran before i put it away for 6 months. the car isn't in a good spot as it sits to drop a fuel tank, and it also isn't in a good spot to be towed either. any suggestions as to getting the fuel pump running, or if it could be another issue?

also i notice my SES light doesn't come on when you first turn the key for it's self diagnostic checks. it always used to. any ideas about that? maybe could these 2 issues be related?

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    dandd March 25, 2011, 13:41
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    I would definitely say that no SES light is a big issue, because that means the computer is not working properly, so the fuel pump will no be turned on by the computer. The initial spark out put is independent of the computer on this car.

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