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Old 05-14-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Help: new purchase turns but doesn’t start

Recently purchased a 2004 focus svt with 103k but the car does not start. The plugs were old and I replace them along with the wires but still no go. I pulled the plug after trying and smelled gasoline so I know it’s getting fuel.

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Put a OBDII reader on it and no codes came up
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Check coil and pig tail wires.
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picking up a spark checker today to confirm spark on the plugs. then will test fuel pressure. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Spark light checked out on all 4 cylinders. Going to check the injectors to see if they’re clogged.
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Pray that someone didn't strip timing belt to bend valves.
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The old injectors looks rough and unclean. New injectors didn’t do anything though. Going to have to tap into the fuel line and test the pressure.

Anyone have any guides I can reference for this? I don’t see any ports to screw into for fuel pressure testing on the rail..
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I'd probably do a compression test before chasing down fueling issues, FWIW. If you are hearing the fuel pump come on with the key, and there is fuel pressure / plugs are wet, and you have spark, the missing link may be compression...
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Iím about ready to pull the whole thing and rebuild it.. Iíll do a compression test tomorrow..


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