I'm trying to diagnose why my car doesn't start. Hope you guys will share some ideas for what to test.
First of all, the car started when towed by another car and holds idle, but as soon I press the gas pedal it dies. My first thought was that it's not receiving adequate fuel and indeed the pressure was too low. So I have changed the fuel pump. Afterwards, I checked the spark plugs. The pins were black and they had a weak spark so I changed them also. Then I started my car from pushing again and was able to actually drive it, but the same problem holds: when gas is pressed, the engine tries to die out, unless I press it VERY gently. Then it can actually rev up quite nice.
I also removed the tail pipe, thinking that the catalytic converter could be clogged and causing too much backpressure.
When the engine started the smoke wasn't black, but spew some flames, so it's indicating that it may be running too rich.
Starter turns over the engine.
Maybe you will have some ideas what to check and cross out next. Today, I'm planning to check the injectors for shorts and leaks. Thanks!