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HELP! my car wont start.

Old 22-May-2006, 01:23 PM
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HELP! my car wont start.

hey guys well i woke up this morning to go out with some friends and my car WONT START. I called CAA and tey said its not the battery, distributor or alternator so im wondering what can it be??? Also i just got an oil change on sat and havent driven the car sense so im wondering if the bridgeston/firestone did something to my car? anyways thanx for any advise .
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Old 22-May-2006, 01:25 PM
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is your pump priming?

what engine? stock motor? any work done to it? Are you getting spark? How did they test the distributor?

Are you hearing any ticking/clicking?
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Old 22-May-2006, 01:31 PM
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Dont listen to tow truck drivers, they think there mechanics. Easiest way to see whats wrong with it is check a couple of things, check the battery, check spark, and check fuel. With out those things your car wont start. These are just some things to look for
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the pump sounds like its priming but the car isnt even wanting to start as if there is no spark. its a b18
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Old 22-May-2006, 01:37 PM
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pull a spark plug out, attach it to the spark plug wire, and rest it on the valve cover. Have someone crank the engine over and see if there is any spark.
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Old 22-May-2006, 06:32 PM
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someone is telling me its the relay that sends the fuel is that possible??
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Old 22-May-2006, 06:37 PM
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are you getting fuel? it's possible if you arent getting fuel.

Do what zeeman said. Ground the plug and crank her up.

Also if u have a voltmeter you can check your battery.
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Old 22-May-2006, 11:31 PM
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how can i tell if its my starter that needs to be replaced?
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Old 23-May-2006, 10:35 AM
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check for voltage
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to check your starter use a voltmeter and check for voltage through your starter, your starter should always use source voltage, so before you do this check your battery to see if its putting out around 12.6V, and your starter should use right around there
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