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Ignition , car cranks over but won't start

For about a week we had to get the key in just the right position before the car would start. We bought a new key and it seemed solve the problem. Then today it started right up, we went from home a few blocks away & turned the car off. Went to start it about 10 minuetes later and all it would do is crank over but would not start, it seems to be getting gas but no spark either way it won't start.
We had to have it towed home

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  • pattybraswel Jan 24, 2009

    My car is a 1991 not a 1997, would that make a difference in your answer.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    my car clicks and turns over but doesnt start

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem but mine won't even turn over.

  • skidoo_25 Feb 18, 2009

    we have the same thing, if the securtiy light is on, it will trun everything off on the car, as well as the fuel pump, flash the computer to clear it, but we think thats its the computer is gone,, we are looking into having a used computer reprogramed for our car . In the summer we put a new cranksensor and coills/mod. this for a 97 Cav

  • Keith Methot
    Keith Methot May 11, 2010

    When you try and start does the security light come on, and maybe even flash ??

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I have a car that has done the samething and the security light is on it dosn't sound like the fuel pump is coming on
What should I look foe?

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Have the crankshaft sesor checked out sometimes they go bad like your car is doing because of a bad connection there

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 24, 2009

    no i would still look at the crankshaft sensor

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