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Engine cranks but don't start

It's getting gas but don't know about the fire. Number 2 &5 coils fire not blue at times...

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  • gasitjr May 11, 2010

    Need more info, when did problem start, is fuel presure correct, engine size and with or without supper charger, possible crank and or cam sensor, coils, module, mass air flow sensor, how old is tune up (plugs ,wires ,fuel filter ,pcv)

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Need to replace the spark ingniter.

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