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any car repair experts?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Leo Mazzone, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    i'm sitting in the parking lot of the hospital where my girlfriend works and my truck won't start. it's turning over but won't catch. any ideas in the 45 mins before the tow gets here?
  2. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    never mind. it started.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Starter, most likely. In the old days, you could go out there with a hammer or screwdriver and bang the celluloid in starter and you would be good to go.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Since you said it was turning over, I'd say fuel pump.

    I have a lot of experience with that, unfortunately.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    You're right. Misread it. Fuel pump/line or electrical to injection.
  6. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    thanks. they're telling me it's the coil used to spark it. hopefully cheaper than a fuel pump.
  7. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Had nobody responded after the first two posts of this thread, it may have gone down as one of the most awesome threads in SportsJournalists.com history.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Now that, I laughed at
  9. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    True. It started long enough to get me to the shop. They couldn't find the problem in the short seven hours they had today. I think I'm taking it somewhere else in the morning.
  10. You can tell if its the fuel pump pretty qucik.
    Turn the key, but not to the starrt position and listen for a hum or whirr... If you hear it the fuel pump is working.
    A car not starting could be a number of things.. If it is turning over is it likely not the starter or at least the cellnoid... the part you hit with a hammer to make it turn over.
    It could be a fuel pump, a spark plug, even a fuel filter .. lots of possibilties.
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