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Old 10-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default 3.8 no start

Wondering if I can get some opinions here. I have a 2004 Mustang with the 3.8 V6 with automatic. I got a no start today. Engine cranked fine. I changed out the fuel pump relay since I could not hear the pump running. ( I am mostly deaf so this may be I simply can't hear it.) Still no start. So check for spark. Since I hate to just pull a wire off the coil pack I instead shot some starting fluid into the air cleaner. Car started....and kept running. I shut it off and it started right back up. Took for drive around the neighborhood. Came home and shut it off. One hour later it restarted like normal.

I hate when something fixes itself.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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If it started after putting starter fluid into the the air cleaner (hopefully after the MAF sensor, otherwise you need to clean your MAF now), you have a fuel delivery problem. If it happens again, get someone with good hearing or a new hearing aid and listen for the fuel pump to prime. If the fuel pump is priming, then try turning the key on & off a couple times (waiting for the fuel pump to stop on each cycle) and then try to start it. If it starts right up, then you have a fuel pressure leak somewhere. Good luck...
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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Well, one week later the car has started every time I have gone out somewhere. I am at a loss as to the cause of the no start condition. But to be safe I ordered a new fuel pump and put it in the trunk. If things work as they usually do, 15 or so years from now I will sell the car with the pump still in the trunk.
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