Was running great, then the other day it would not start. Everything turns on and the car will turn over, and over...but does not start. I can smell gas, so I don't think that it is the fuel pump. I am guessing I just need to replace the spark plugs. Any suggestions?
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Re: 94 Montero keeps turning over but will not start?
Surya, -your description sounds like the engine is flooded (too much fuel in the cylinders to start) (smell gas, turns over...just won't spark)
-you did not describe if this is the 1st time....a random occurance and happens regularly
-if it is flooded..which it sounds like it is....then time is your friend to fix this
leave the vehicle sit for 1-2 hours (the gas will evaporate)
if you do not have the time...then you can also get it started
push your gas pedal 'though' the floor...hold it there...DO NOT RELEASE UNTIL IT STARTS
turn the engine over....it will as you said above...over and over and over..
hold the key, let the engine crank...after 10-11 seconds release key...as this is hard on the battery and the starter ....DO NOT LET THE GAS PEDAL UP...still firmly to the floor
after a few seconds 'rest' ...do it again
the engine will eventually 'catch'..ie. the over and over tone will change sounds (almost like a cough-like noise (when you hear it you will know it!!)
this is the point that shows it was/is flooded
again release key if still not started after 10 seconds...and try again
once the engine starts...quickly release the gas pedal...b4 the revs go crazy
the engine will sputter, run rough...as it burns up that extra fuel
after 30 seconds +/- the engine will likely run smooth again
-if this doesn't work...post another comment...and we can diagnose further If it works...please remember to FIX-Ya....as anything else actually lowers my rating...I didn't make the system..but please consider the impacts of your ranking. thanks bearb
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my 91 Montero did the same thing, I finally traced it to a bad rocker switch for hazard lights. The switch was broken and it messed up brakes and turn signals. Check your switches that they work and rock properly. My hazard switch was binding turning on and off causing a short. Got a new hazard switch that worked freely and suddenly everything worked right. The problem drove me crazy, and I did replace the turn signal lever assembly first, brake switch, turn signal relay. I found dash switches on eBay.
I have a 1995 Cadillac Deville. The car runs great. When Its cold. As soon as it gets hot, if you turn it off it won't start. And when it does start is has no power and spits and sputters to the point where you have to lay on the gas to keep it running. My husband and I have done everything imaginable to this car and it will run great for a day or two then we are right back to square one. Do you have any idea what the problem could be? Please help/
well its not security that only keeps form running , could be bad cell in battery or the starter is bad possible bad cables ? worse case engine locked upi would have the battery tested make sure cables ends are clean if ok remove starter and have tested if ok look at cables ? maybe make engine turns by hand
i can tell you its not the fuel pump.if you smell fuel then the pump is working right,you may have a weak crankshaft sensor though which would keep it from starting and running. but its definately not the fuel pump maybe you have water in your gas