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Random starting issue

I tend to have radio on when I start car-think it has started, put into reverse-not realizing it did not start. it trys to turn over-nothing. wait 4 hours and it will start again. I am doing something wrong-i am a 19 year old college student--so not to knowledgable-and not at home to get dad's help :)

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  • lacphc Jan 26, 2009

    the engine is turning over-starter fine. battery fine. engine does not fire.

  • lacphc Jan 26, 2009

    thanks--I will try this track!

  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher May 11, 2010

    When You Try And Start It Otherwise When It Wont Start What Does It Do? Click At All? Does The Radio Dim Out?

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You will need to Change or Have them Changed, The Fuel Filter and the Fuel Pump. Also Check the Fuel Pump Relay in the Fuse Relay Box under the Hood. Let me know if you need any Further Help! Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help that I can Get!

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 26, 2009

    No Problem! Happy to Help!

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