Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car will turn over but will not start i cannot tell if it's getting fuel or not. how do i know if it is getting fuel

asked by on

car will turn over but will not start and run it's not like it's getting fuel. how do i check it out.

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You will have a fuel test port on the fuel rail that you can hook up a fuel pressure gauge to. Depending on the motor your pressure would need to be around 40psi. You can listen to the fuel pump in the fuel tank. When you turn on the key, the pump will run for a few seconds. If you need some help with this, feel free to contact one of our mobile mechanics. They can come to the car’s location to perform these tests for you and assess your starting issue firsthand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. car will turn over but will not start i cannot tell if it's getting fuel or not. how do i know if it is getting fuel

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hesitation, stalling out

Hello. It sounds like the spark plugs are fouled and the spark plug wires need to be replaced. It is possible that the fuel filter is clogged up and needs to be replaced as well. Have a certified technician, like...

Q: air suspension

Typically, to protect the air compressor motor from overheating, if there is a leak, after so much "run time" the compressor will be locked out. Obviously, the purpose of that control strategy is to prevent the compressor from being needlessly...

Q: car is not cranking, wont start.

Usually when the car will not crank but has power to other systems, the starter is a possible cause of this issue. Considering that you have had the vehicle for 9 years and never changed the battery, it is also...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...