This used to happen when the car was warm but now it happens all the time.
When I go to start the car it just keeps turning over and does not start but I take the key out and try again and sometimes it fires right up no problem.
I've tried to cycle the key on and off a few times and try to listen for the fuel pump turning on but can't really hear it and when it does fire up I don't believe I hear the fuel pump. It had a cat converter code that popped up could that have anything to do with it? (don't think so, I cleared it anyway)
It did say the intake air temp was 80 and outside it was around 60 (normal?). I've tried to give it gas while starting it (don't think the computer will let it start with the pedal down?) I did this once and once it started and got it up to 3k rpm without any hesitation. Today I was gonna go spend $20 on a fuel tester gauge to see if it has pressure in the fuel rail.
edit: after it sits for a while it tends to start up just fine.
Could it be a bad sensor telling the computer to inject too much fuel or not enough to start the engine? How can I test that?
Any ideas on what else it could be?