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Try checking your distributer cap and make sure your plugs are in the right firing order
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
Was the check engine light on when it quit running? Also need to find out if there is a signal to the injectors. You can plug a 194 bulb into the injector connector and it should flash when you try to start the car. If it does not flash, need to possibly check or a bad ignition module or cam sensor.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have had the same problem at times. my car would start and then shut off. but i found that i needed oil and check my oil and it was a quater low put in some oil and everything went fine i notices that everytime the oil is low the same thing happens also depending on the position of the car being park meaning that if you are in a down hill position or up hill position i will do the same. so you have to accelarate for 1 minute to have the oil go up. i hope this works
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Apollo, I would first pull all the plugs out and give a little squirt of something like seafoam or even just a bit of engine oil into each cylinder, you may have lost the seal between the rings and cylinder walls and this will help. You also need to confim for shure that you are not getting fuel before you worry about the pump. You can check this at the fuel rail, either by opening up the line, or in some cases you may even have a schrader vale(like a tire valve) on the line that you can press. I suspect that you do have fuel, but the injectors are not oppening due to the old fuel sitting in them for so long. These can be removed and taken to a shop that cleans injectors, and then reinstalled with new seals. And yes I do belive that there is a fuel pump relay in the fuse area, you need to do a search to find out wich one. These can be jumpered to activate, but untill you have done everything else i wouldn't worry about it. Oh, I asume that you have checked for spark? If not, you can pull a plug out and with the wire attached you can hold the base of the plug against the block, while wearing gloves, and see if you get a spark when some one cranks it over. Remember, you must have spark, compression and fuel at the right time in the proper ammount, and it will run.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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If you remove the fuel line and crank the engine and get fuel then you could be assured that the crank sensor works but if there is no fuel while cranking then the crank sensor is most likely the fault. If the crank sensor is not the problem then it is most likely in the coil or distributor which the 97 is notorious for.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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