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Why would the engine crank over but not start?


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2012-05-09 10:36:59
2012-05-09 10:36:59

I would say the car is not getting any fuel. you could try replacing the fuel filter which is cheap. It could also be the fuel pump which is probably in the tank.(try tapping the gas tank with a hammer lightly) If the car starts then it is probably the pump. The last thing i think it could be is that is isn't getting any spark. Take the spark plug wire off the plug itself and put a screwdriver in the hole and make sure it is touching the metal part of the plug. Have someone try to start the car and hold the screwdriver near a piece of metal, if you see a blue spark then the car is getting spark, if you see nothing then you probably have a bad coil.
Check all the plugs most of time one of the points is not making contact and no spark will hit on newer vehicles if all cylinders are not getting spark your engine will turn until the battery is dead..if points are not clean 1 cylinder will not fire and it will not start check points and plugs and it will fire right up

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Two common reasons why an engine will crank over, but not start: There is no spark. There is no gasoline.

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A bad cam or crank sensor can cause a no start, but the engine will still crank or turn over.

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If "crank over" means the starter is turning the engine over but the engine won't run, I would suspect fuel pump failure, not uncommon.

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Its the cold start fuel sensor giving you troubles. Its flooding the engine with fuel.


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