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My 1997 sunfire wont start. the engine will turn over.

My sunfire will not start the engine will crank but will not turn over. could it be the distributer or cylinoide switch.I have the same problem. Fuel pump is working, theft light does light up. I can go out in the morning, start the car to warm it up and it will die. Then it will not restart for a while. Sometimes a few minutes, sometimes a hour or so. I had it at a shop twice for this, and yesterday I had Pontiac replace the ign switch. Still having the problem.

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You need to go to a qulified garage and connect the car computer module(ECU) to an ODB II code reader.

If you want to do it yourself, you need a code reader like the ones here.

This will return error codes that can tell you what the problem, is.


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, determine if there is spark going to the plugs and if fuel is getting to the injectors. Additionally, you may want to confirm that there is ignition B+12 on the system when the key is turned. You would need a voltmeter or even a test light to do this.

Pls post back voltage measure, if spark is present and/or if fuel is being delivered by the injectors.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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