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Turns over but wont start, acts like its going to!!

I have a 1990 cadillac seville that wont start it has been running rough and misses and and lacks power somtimes the fuel pump was replaced a month ago and it has been starting right up and now it just wont start! I have tried t start it and pushed the gas peddal down to floor and you can smell the gas fumes coming from the exhaust!  help any suggestions as it is stuck sitting in vale parking at the hotel im staying at!!

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Look at the distributor cap and make sure the electrical connectors are firmly inplace....If this appears to be fine it sounds like you either have a bad ground on your coil or coil itself is in need of replacement.... The coil is located right on top of the distributor...You can loosen the four bolts and check if any corrosion is present...If you have never done this before it is really quite easy just pay attention to the way it disassembles for proper install.....Good Luck.....

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    You mentioned the fuelpump was replaced ,how about the fuel filter????an easy way to see if you are getting spark is to remove air-cleaner assembly and spray some starting fluid into throttle bodyif vehicle starts and then stumbles you have assured yourself the problem lies with the fuel delivery...Good Luck


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Check Spark Plugs And Distributor Cap. Make Sure All The Wires Are On To Start.

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