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I tried to start my Camaro after finally getting it back together enough to start. It wont start

98-A4 Camaro.

All the fuel has been out of the car. I have had it all apart and put back together now.

I turned the car on and off several times before starting and I hear the pump run.

When I press in the valve in the fuel rail it has no fuel come out so I'm thinking its not getting fuel.

Does the oil pressure supposed to read when your turning over the engine but it won't start. It sits it zero but I don't know if thats normal or not if its not actually running.
 

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After a little reading I am pretty sure the oil pressure thing is fine, but I still can't get any fuel out of the rail

edit: after trying to start it so many times the fuel pressure is up now when starting I guess it just had to get the oil thru the pump.
 

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I think the problem is in the pump somewhere.
I pulled the line that goes to the fuel filter off of the fuel pump and turned the key. The I can hear the pump run but no fuel. There was not even any fuel come out when I unhooked the line from the top of the tank.
What could it be? everything looks ok
 

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Im going to go to my racecar experience on this one.....

This was are checklist when we had the fuel problem:
Fuel Pump
Lines
Carb
Gas Tank
Fittings


Another Possibility:
Dont know what type of pump you are using, but maybe lines are on wrong. Inlet on Outlet or Vise-Versa


Hope this will be able to help. I dont know what kind of stuff your using, so its hard to say what might be wrong.
 

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Also another possibilty...

This happened to my S10..

Fuel Pump made noise, but was bound up on the inside, not letting the fuel be pumped. Solution to that is a new fuel pump. I would make sure its your pump though, before you get a new one.
 

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I took the pump out of the assembley, I stuck it is some gas and turned it on with the sock off. It runs but still does not pump. Its like the pump won't get a prime. I can look into the end of the pump where the sock goes and turn it on and see it spinning inside the pump.
 

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I think I got it now. I turned the pump upside down and poured some fuel into the inlet. It sucked it thru. I stuck it back into the gas right side up and now it is pumping fuel out like it should.
 

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It started :roxor:. I went ahead and started it anyway after that last post. My neighbor from 3 houses down across the street came and complained that I was keeping his kids up. :p It was only running for about 10 minutes. Just enough to warm up anyway. By the time he got there I had already turned it off.
 

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That is what I would had done...he he...
 

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:lol: My wife told me to start it back up. LOL.

Here are some new pics from a few minutes ago after I put it back in the garage.









 

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oh thats wat it looks like with no front end.......:lol:

so when we going to see this thing at a meet?????
 

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Haha yeah:D.

I am going to bed now. I have been up till 3 in the morning working on it the past 3 days. Time to get some sleep.
 
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