Check the distributor and the hei coil.
In 1973 you would not have an HEI coil. Just the coil itself. Check to make sure all the wires to the coil, including the plug wire is tight and secure. You can pull the distributor wire from the coil.....leaving a small amount of space between it and the coil, turn over the engine. See if there is a spark jumping from the coil to the wire. If so, the problem is in the distributor. Points and condensor, rotor, etc.
Check engine compression Check engine timing
check for spark at plugs,coil.check you are getting fuel check ignition condensor
It might be that you are not getting spark to your spark plug. Check your coil and the connection to yourcoil. If coil is giving spark check the spark plugs and the spark plug wire. The fumes that you smell is the gas that is being pumped into the engine but not being burned because there is no spark. that is my opinion, I may be wrong.
If the check engine light is or has illuminated, check for codes.
An engine which cranks but will not start is not receiving enough fuel or has no spark. A clogged fuel filter or bad spark plugs often cause this problem.
Check the ignition circuit in the Storm. Start by checking the crank position sensor, then the coil pack to find the lack of spark.
Is there spark/fuel? fuel dont know how to check for spark
cvheck the fuel pump.if that dont fix it check to see you have spark by touching the spark plug wire to the block if it has spark then that ain't it. otherwise take it to thne dealership and have them put in on a diaognosdtic machine if it has the check engine light on
The engine needs fuel, compression and spark to run, it is missing one of those.
The easiest way to find out is to remove the wire from the spark plug and hold it about 1/4 inch from ground (the engine block is good) while someone cranks the engine in short bursts. If you are getting spark you should see a blue spark jump fromt the wire to the engine block. You might want to check all spark plug wires while you're at it. If you want to check the spark plug while you're at it, remove the spark plug and attach it to the end of the wire before checking for spark. If you get spark through wire but not through the spark plug, the spark plug is bad.
check to see if the spark plug wires are fireing
check the spark plugs or cylinders. you also may want to test the battery to see how much juice is in them. another possibility is gasoline not getting to the engine so I'd check the gas line as well.
engine cranks but wont start means one of these things.. Air, Fuel, Spark, or compression
You need to find out if you have injector pulase. if you dont have injector pulase and spark check crank sensor
check the ignition module, it's in or around the rotor
Check your Fuel Filter and Injectors. If that is good check your air intake
Basic first step diagnostics: Check for spark, check for gas then figure out (usually by tracing backwards) why you are not getting it (spark/gas).
check your ignition fuse- check your crank senser and wires- when you turn your key on but dont start engine listen for the fuel pump to buzz- check for gas in the fuel rail-check for spark
Check for fuel and spark
Check for spark and fuel. You are not getting one of those.
You could be having a problem with your spark plugs and your dashboard is alerting you. You should have a mechanic check it out.
You have to remove the head gasket to check in the cylinder. The click and flash should be obvious on a working spark plug
Change plugs, check your ignition coil. an check your batt(it needs to be fully charged)
Need to know what size engine it has.