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2002 sunfire car won't start. turns over has spark

Daughter was adding antifreeze as it was a bit low. the inside cap on the reservoir broke apart, so it would not pressurize the system, it then started to overheat she kept driving it then turning it off when it got too hot. we put a new cap on it then discovered it had a blown upper rad hose. we kept filling it with water to drive it home, half way home we stopped to add water (was low) and it stalled and would not restart. It turns over has spark you can hear the gas pump kick in, yes it has gas but it won't start. Help!!!

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  • bbopsch Dec 15, 2008

    thanks for trying but it has oil and the engine is not seized

  • ronland Dec 27, 2008

    I'm suspicious of the fuel filter but don't know where it is...

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    My car wont start it gave me a code 0171 any ideas on what my me the cause of this its turning over just wont start up.

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What about the oil level? Maybe it has no oil and the motor has seized up.

Hope that helps

Matt

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • Matt Dec 16, 2008

    Hi

    Glad it wasn't low oil. U say the gas pump is kicking on but maybe the fuel filter is clogged, can U smell gas in engine? Maybe try starting fluid to see if it will fire for a short time with the starting fluid.



    Hope that helps



    Matt

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