From one moment to the next, the car would not start. Engine turns over fine. There is no injector pulse, there is no spark. Fuel pressure is good. After sitting a couple of hours, it just started again - and ran for 5 minutes, then stopped and would not start, same symptoms.
Is the ignition module responsible for the injector pulse also?
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Re: 1991 Buick Regal will not start
Chech to see if you're gettin a signal from the crankshaft position sensor located behind the crank pulley. If no signal, you have either a bad sensor or a bad crank pulley. There is a reluctor ring on the pulley that separates and goes bad. If you have a good square wave signal from the the crank sensor it's probably going to be the computer. I've replaced a lot of them. They do really wierd things when they start to go. Check all of your grounds first. Also, while the car is running, shake and pull on the wiring harnesses for the computer. I've seen on a few cars where a wire or 2 will go bad and cause and occational short.
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I'd first start with,checking your battery cables at the
battery. Make sure you can't turn the connections on
the battery posts. If they turn,tighten them up. Second, check the black ground cable going to the
chassis. Make sure that it is tight,and not full of corrossion,under the terminal.
Then it has to be fuel, compression, or air. Check for fuel pressure first, if it has fuel pressure check for compression, must have a minimum of 100 pounds to run. Last check for air supply being restricted(very very very rare). if it has all of these and sprk it has to run as long as its timed right which is impossible to get out of time on a fuel injected engine like this unless someone mixed the plug wires up on the coil pack at which point it will be back firing out the intake and exhaust.
even if you have preasure in the line that does not mean you have fuel going into the engine. you should check the injectors to see if they are spraying and if not you need to check the injector pulse to find out if the PCM is sending the signal to them to spray. to check injector pulse you will need a noide light to test the pulse it the light lights up you have pulse, but easy way to check is pull an injector and turn the engine over see if it sprays.
if it runs on starting fluid its a fuel problem.. check fuel pressure even if its a couple of pounds off, the vehicle will not run. but using starting fluid may give you the extra poundage you need to make it run . also check vacuum hose at pressure regulator on fuel rail