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Trys to start but won't turn over or stay running.

I have a 1996 Buick Skylark that will start sometimes and stay running sometimes (about once out of every ten tries), but most of the time, when you try to start it, it acts like it is going to start but won't. Someone told me it could be a clogged fuel filter. Could the problem be fuel related or is it something else?

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Hi!
It probably is the head gasket. Have you removed the head, or just the intake and valve cover? If you have the head off, you can see where the gasket is blown and it will show "water tracks" in the cylinder where blown.

When you remove the "gunk" sludge from the engine, use a putty knife to scrape off all you can get, then get a couple cans of CRC cleaner or the equivalent, and spray it down good. Remember, you'll have to drain the oil pan to get the gook out. And change your oil filter, before adding new oil. (after re-assembly)

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    Rylee Smith Jan 12, 2009

    Are you seeing any kind of white bad smoke out of your tail pipe

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    Rylee Smith Jan 12, 2009

    Or if its a bad fuel filter you can know that when you crank the car and it does't start, when you release the key to hear a quiet buzz. Like a bee. Just for a second or two. If you doesn't hear this kind of sound then its bad fuel pump

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T is problem with spark plug u need to clear it then check.

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Welcome to Fixya! Yes it could be. Sounds like a Classic case of a Clogged Fuel Filter. Change it and let me know what you have got!

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