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1994 Volvo 940 Question: why fuel not getting to fuel rail or injectors?

 

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randysr, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Richmond, VA, September 26, 2010, 16:14
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had $1200 worth of work done @ Firestone -5mos ago,drove car home,no one drove car yet.when my son needed to use the car the engine would'nt turn over,i cracked the fuel line open,there was no fuel getting to the fuel line or injectors/fuel rail.These are the parts that Firestone replaced: fuelpump,fuelfilter,injectors,wires,plugs,dist.cap & regulator,oil,oil filter,air filter.brake lines.

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    dandd September 26, 2010, 16:22
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    I would tow the car back to Firestone and have them pay for tow and them make them properly repair your car for no charge.

    Why did you have all of the above parts replaced in the first place? Was your car intermittently dying or intermittently not starting?

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    ZeeTech September 27, 2010, 06:58
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    The engine should turn over - crank- even without fuel, so is it cranks but won't start?
    There should be 2 pumps, a pre-pump (inside the fuel tank) and an external main pump. Which one they replaced? You can check the external pump easily by applying voltage and ground to the terminals. There is a fuel hose inside in the tank attached to the pre-pump which brakes often, in this case if the fuel level drops to less than half it won't pump fuel.
    The other common problem is - and it might be the case- the fuel system relay. They would cause no start situation intermittently. In this case Firestone replaced a bunch of parts unnecessary, but we wouldn't know that since we where not there at the time of diagnostics.

    Zee

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