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Re: Turns over, has spark but will not fire up
The fuel pump is in the gas tank, you test it by hooking up a pressure guage to the fuel injector supply manifold, there is a port there that looks like a tire valve, you will need a fuel pressure guage, Kragen auto and other stores will loan these out, you can also open the gas cap and listen for a humming type noise when the key is first turned on, but the fuel pressure test is best.
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if you have juice from the coil and not out to plugs, trying replacing the rotor and cap. worked for me on my 81 wagon turned out they have more than 1 distributor and the wrong rotor and or cap can keep you from firing, they even looked good but didn't work.
I have a 1984 Gl Wagon 4WD; the fuel pump is located on the passenger side, on the frame rail under the back door, just in front of the rear wheel. It and the fuel filter are accessed by dropping the mounting plate that also serves as a protective plate. Again, this is the 4WD non-turbo EA81 engine GL Wagon; could be different on the 2WD version.
posible fuel pump, will the car start at all now??? does it crank over and just wont start?? if so.... tap the fuel tank from the drivers side underneath car wth a pece of wood!! not to hard! if it tries to go then its you fuel pump, in some case it will run, if so dont deive it as it could break down at anytime.
I have the same problem with my 86 GL 4WD. One day it started to turn, and then lost all power. I couldn't even turn on the lights. I have played with the ignition switch wires, and gotten it to fire. I think there may be a short somewhere in the switch or the wires to the harness, but I have not isolated it yet. You might check your ignition switch and wiring...