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spraying starter fluid in throttle body

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by dmr1203, January 4, 2005.

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      Guys,

      Does anyone have pictures of doing this the right way? I have never done this, and feel silly that I need pictures of it, but can someone help? Thanks.
       
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      take the tube off the throttle body... have a friend or someone try to crank the engine and pump the gas pedal constantly... spray the starting fluid in the throttle body
       
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      Shouldn't need that if your fuel injected but pretty much what he said. Just spray it down there and pump the gas.
       
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      Yep, pump the gas pedal so the throttle body opens and sucks the ether down.

      This is a good way to see if you have spark or a fuel delivery problem
       
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      spraying starter fluid into throttle body

      ok i have a fuel injected 4.0 '92 explorer and lately i have had to be doing this to start it but then it will run fine afterward. what could be wrong with the sensors/computer/engine that would cause this? please inform me as i am trying to sell the car.. thank you nate
       
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      thanx for all your wonderfull help!!! NOT i figured it out myself. it was the fuel pressure regulator malfunctioning and making the fuel pump try to keep pressure in the fuel rails so it was burning out fuel pumps as well.. i replaced both and it fixed it perfectly. once again many thanx to all of you who helped on this problem
       
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      No need to pump the gas on a EFI motor.
       
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      look at the dates...2 years ago...
       

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