Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the engine cranks but does not start, and diagnosis shows no fuel pressure, the fuel pump relay is frequently the problem. If the fuel pump relay is defective, the fuel pump will not energize and therefore, not generate fuel pressure so the engine can run.
Average mileage: 124,225 (40,000–201,207)
Engines affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
14 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
29 people reported this problem
Just stopped running on highway pulled over tried too restart but just turns over not starting all belt on out side of motor turn when trying,can I get help getting running please tell me what to check and fix
2003 Protege would crank but not start. I figured it was the fuel pump and so I replaced it. It's under the back seat bottom. It wasn't hard to do and it then started right up. Now, one year later, I have the same problem.