I was coming home this afternoon and went down a street that was torn
up, and went through a dip in the dirt and my trunk, which had a
wheelbarrow bungeecorded in, knocked the trunk lid up in the air; at
the same time, my car turned off. I tried restarting the car, but it
wouldn't start. The engine turns over, but never catches. I am
guessing it might be a connection come loose, but I checked as many
things under the hood as I could and everything seemed okay. I don't
smell gas, so I am not sure if the engine is getting gas or not. The
wheelbarrow in the trunk jumped and went back down, and I don't know
if this would have disturbed the fuel pump in the trunk, but I would
think the car would run for a bit. I am stumped and may have to have
it towed to a garage. If someone knows what this might be or has seen
it before, please let me know. Thanks for any help.
It is most likely your fuel cut off safety switch. They are in the fuel
system to stop the fuel flow incase of an accident, they are impact
triggered. You can reset it if you can find it. In my pickup it is on the
inside of the cab up on the firewall behind the peddles... Most cars have
them in the trunk somewhere.
Look for a reset button very close to the electrical in the trunk. In
my Lincold it was on the left side behind the liner material. Its not
hard to get at once you find it. It was built that way.
"But now is the time for the younger men to lock in rough encounters,
time for me to yield to the pains of old age. But there was a day I shone among
Homer, The Illiad, 23.715-719 (800 BC). King Nestor of Pylos.
As the other posters have said, it's probably just the fuel cut-off
switch (I would agree that this is probably the case). If there's any
doubt about whether you are getting fuel to the throttle body, just
buy/borrow a fuel pressure guage and attach it to the fuel rail (right
side at the fuel rail) when you are sure that the fuel cutoff switch
has been re-set.
=================================================On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 02:52:14 GMT, Michael Fiedler
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