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Old 04-18-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hello! Have a 2008 9-5 2.3t with a touch over 102,000mi that all of a sudden won't start. Day before drove 150+ miles with no problem. Engine cranks but does not start. No sputter, no catch, nothing. I do hear the buzz of the fuel pump upon turning key to On. From looking around a bit sounds like it can be one of about 6 things (CPS, plugs, fuel pump, fuel check valve, fuel filter, etc.)

Any place to start to diagnose? Please keep in mind that I'm not a mechanic and don't have anything as far as actual diagnotic tools, so pretty basic info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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Other info that might be connected, fuel gauge has been malfunctioning for 6+months. When full will read empty until having driven 60 or so miles, then will read full but read inaccurately, still showing half tank when actually near empty.
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When you're cranking, look closely at the tachometer. If the CPS is working properly, you will see the tach bouncing slightly while cranking. Are you sure its not out of fuel?
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According to mileage it has about 2/3 tank, so no issue there. When cranking Tach rises to about 200, yes 200, rpm and does not move.
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According to mileage it has about 2/3 tank, so no issue there. When cranking Tach rises to about 200, yes 200, rpm and does not move.
Assuming the CPS is okay, I have heard of fuel pumps making an audible noise but not actually flowing fuel. There is a test port on the fuel rail you could poke to see if there is fuel pressure at the rail. Also, where are you located?
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Am in northern Colorado. Read about the test port being a simple schrader valve. Once key is On there should be pressure there if the pump is alright??
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Am in northern Colorado. Read about the test port being a simple schrader valve. Once key is On there should be pressure there if the pump is alright??
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