1996 surburban died sunday. won't start, tries to, battery wears down fast, seems to be no spark, my husband tried with the spark plug wire, i am a cancer patient and lots of bills, can someone please tell us what may be wrong? we had no problem before this...thank you carol
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.
Re: surburban just died
Check to see if the fuel pump is working. It makes a whirring noise when key is turned to start. If you cannot hear tht noise. it is probably a bad fuel pump. Next check if it has spark. remove a sprk plug and using heavy gloves or bundled rag, connect plug to wire and hold thread of spark plug to ground. If it has spark. It will "spark " a bluish spark. If not, then the problem lies in the coils.or distributer . Check that all the wires are good and that they are inserted into the ditributer cap snug . Check cap for cracks also check the rotor. If cap is humid, spray WD40 into it to dissipate any moisture. Check coils (if equipped without distrbutor) . Have car scanned for free at any auto parts store to get a trouble code.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
It sounds like you might have multiple problems. First you need the car with a starring system that will start the car. If your battery goes dead right away, first check your battery, charge it up and test it. Or put a different battery in the car to test it. You also may have a problem with your charging system so check that too. Once the car will crank fast without slowing down you should be able to start the engine. If this is not the case, poor little gas down the throttle body or intake manifold. Now if it starts and dies out you probably have a fuel problem. Check for fuel pressure on your fuel rail first. Then check fuel pump and relays. Now if the car did not start, check for spark. If spark seems to be good checked the timing belt or timing chain. Good luck.
whaddya mean seems like no spark. There's no such thing as "seems like no spark. There either is or isn't and it's easy to tell. remove spark plug lay against good ground and crank. you'll see it for crissse sake.
Not getting gas is a fuel delivery problem, fuse, pump, or relay.
On sunday pray for it. all the other days cuss it out.
depending on how fast it turns over if its turning over at a normal speed then your o2 sensor could be the cause of the problem a lot of your auto parts stores will run a free diagnostics check if they have the proper reader for your year and model
with the battery fully charged try scraping the positive over the terminal on the battery and see if it sparks like a draw is sucking out amps if theres no draw on the battery it wont spark at all (good) if it sparks (bad) you have something grounded and killing your battery.. gl