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2012-05-15 02:44:29
Car won't start and I'm stumped
I replaced the starter twice
Brand new spark plugs

any ideas
is there a way to check for codes in our cars?
I feel like it's either spark or fuel related but give me any ideas
2012-05-15 02:50:58
need a better explanation

cranks no start
no crank no start

if it cranks, have you tested for fuel and spark? do you have ample power to the battery? give us some details so we can help you
2012-05-15 02:53:47
it sounds like it's cranking but doesn't turn on
I already checked the battery about two weeks ago it was perfect
opened up the distributor cap and it looked fine
2012-05-15 10:23:02
Yea, there is a way to check whats going on. My buddy usually uses the snap-on solus. I believe you need a special adapter tho.
2012-05-15 10:41:33
Sounds fuel related to me.
2012-05-15 11:31:06
Do a search for an FSM and it will tell you how to put your ECU into diagnostic mode. From there it's just counting the blinks of the LED or check engine light.
2012-05-15 16:53:25
to put the car in diagnostic mode you need to access the ecu and turn the screw on it. the led on the ecu and the check engine light will flash with a pattern indicating the code. When you turn the key do you hear the fuel pump prime?
2012-05-15 17:02:04
If it was cranking, why have you replaced the starter twice? O_O

Check for fuel pump prime like cortrim1 said. Then crank the car will all plugs removed but hooked up and see if they all fire, and fire strong. Then remove the injectors still in the rail and crank and see if you get fuel.
2012-05-16 01:45:49
What I'm thinning now is that's its the fuel pump or fuel related.
idk if anyone remembers my posting about my car misfiring a little in certain rpm's
but for today I don't have a chance to work on the car so everything will be worked on tomorrow
I'll keep everyone updated
2012-05-17 03:29:47
So checked it just now
it's my fuel pump
Does anyone know where would be the best place to get one?
I keep seeing prices online on NAPA for 250$ for a Bosch, But I see WALBROs going for 100 new
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