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91 SI- no fuel to filter problem

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by matt thomas, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. matt thomas

    matt thomas New Member

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    it sputtered to a stop like it ran out of fuel.i can hear the pump when i turn the key, the main relay is almost new but im not getting fuel to the filter. the gauge was reading about a quarter tank, but i added 2 gallons just to eliminate fuel sending unit malfunction. is it possible for the pump to make noise, but not send fuel thru the line? any help is appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. 91_stylin_civic

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    Did you check fuel pressure? Do you have sparks?
     
  3. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    it's very possible. sounds like a clogged strainer or possibly just a bad pump.

    so you already disconnected the line to the filter and you get nothing coming out during prime?
     
  4. crx D16z6

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    i have a 94 honda dx two door and i did a 94 si vtec mini swap and im some how not getting fuel to my new filter i have new main relay and pump and over half of gas in the tank i have pressure in the fuel tank but nothing is going to the engine..... wtf could it be iv got a lot of money in it and really don't wanna replace lines......plz help anyone is there anythings or thing i can do to test???? i use air and had what looked like water built up in it but still nothing getting through.....
     
  5. crxmanpat

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    Not sure if you've fixed your problem, but if it sounds like the fuel pump is actually running, then I would first slightly loosen the end cap on the fuel rail to see if any fuel comes out.

    If it does, then I would move on to the distributor and see if you are getting spark.

    My car did the exact same thing once, driving along the freeway, then it just sputtered out and died. Turned out I had a bad bearing in my distributor and it actually melted the rotor, which then killed all spark to the plugs. Put on a new dizzy and everything worked fine.
     
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