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Truck intermitantley wont start no spark or fuel,

Feel like its not recognizing the key lost original and need to have truck 'learn key'

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Had the same problem where I could go out and jump in and the truck wouldn't do anything. Wait a couple of minutes and it would start right up. Battery terminals were corroded and not getting a sufficient connection.

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Take vin# to dealer and have key made and programed

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Why my car stopped running and wont start?


no man on earth can answer this, nobody.

engine stalled, will not restart. even next day?

2005 caddy, engine not stated, even though its engine related.



so, what are the, why not post them?

its like telling Doctor im sick and hurt 14 places but refusing to point.

post the DTCs, please. or its all a crap shoot.



Generic answer for no starts. but cranks over fast.



  1. out of fuel.


  2. battery weak. (not charged to 12.6vdc rested and parked)


  3. Fuses blown. test them.


  4. cluster CEL lamp out key on, ECU dead, check fuses.


  5. Engine flooding, may start next day. (crank WOT to clear it)


  6. lost engine compression.


  7. lost spark. to any or all cylinders (tune ups skipped)


  8. Lost fueling


  9. each of above have simple tests. ask if want to learn them.


post the codes, and engine type,size.

and watch scotty and take 2 aspirin





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Jun 18, 2014 | 2006 Cadillac SRX

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Parking and driving light stay on


Head lights work , parked, and are not dim.
i turn key, the dash warning lamps all glow for the lamp test
this is a must, do they>? and the CEL glows, IT MUST.
if all that works
we then turn the key to start. and the starter motor cranks fast
and Sounds normal for starter. does it.
the the engine fails to start, and sustain running. right>?
all the above true?
we then check for lost spark. (with a dream of engine good..bla bla0
it is good, on all cylinders. but i check spark timing cranking and
its bad, cam has lost time , cam belt or chain, im too lazy to look up.
spark timing is good.
so i check spark plugs tips.
oops , owner skipped the mandatory 60,000 mile tune up. they are at
END OF LIFE.
new sparks and it still wont start. sparks good. sparks dry. not floodihng
so i try TEST FUEL, i spray some in the plenum or intake.
and bam it runs for 3 seconds and stops, good ,this proves
engine is good, and spark is good.
just lost fuel.
so , can you get this far?
if yes, we can work lost fuel or flood, never of which i can predict.
ask

Jan 30, 2014 | 2002 Honda Odyssey

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Truck wont start


If you have no fuel pressure at the engine when key is on, the pump is not coming on. Check fuel pump fuse, check fuel pump relay (relay should click when key turned to on-put finger lightly on it and feel for click when someone turns key to on). If no click, signal from computer may be lost, ground for relay may be lost, or relay may be bad. If it clicks, wiring from relay to pump may have failed, or the relay's main power source may not be there at relay-find the fuse link or maxi-fuse that powers that relay. One terminal at relay should be hot at all times-can check for that with a test light.
If pump is working and you do have fuel pressure, you will need to check injector circuit. Post back if questions, or need further help.

May 25, 2013 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

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I have a 1998 Suzuki Esteem, I just changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs and plug wires. Car still wont start


what engine? 1.6L SOHC or 1.8L DOHC, learn what motor you have before asking for help, and state it clearly.
You did this all backwards and guessing is very costly , im so sorry you didnt, ask how to trouble shoot this simple problem.
It is simple , no matter what is the fueling, EFI or carb.
What you failed to do is :
is if it is, flooding or staving for fuel?
Instant start will start both, for a short time. so is not telling you what failure you have.
I think the motor is good, (only you know that. or used a compression guage to learn that) but if it sounds good, with test fuel, then can assume it ok ( a very hands on concept that).
if the spark tips are all dry all 4 , not just 1. then its starving for fuel.
This engine has 4 INJECtors ON 1.6l AND 1.8.
they can, clog or leak. it takes careful testing to determine what they are doing and are well hidden, so you must learn to read spark tips. x4
Lets pretend that all 4 are dry.
I check fuel pressure and it good,
if not the the Fuel pressure regulator can be bad. (way cheaper that pump + hard labor)
The ecu cuts all fuel under 2 condition (software / features)
1: crash and burn, the ECU cuts fuel the moment it THINKS spark is lost.
2: while cranking it cuts fuel if spark is lost or the throttle is held at WOT, wide open throttle.
That mean you have to check 2 inputs to the ECU if all 4 injectors are
dead and fuel pressure is near 30psi.
those 2 inputs are.
1: TPS, throttle angle, not hear 4volts. (.5 to 1 is normal)
2: a dead tachmeter line. this is how the ECU sees if spark is good.
hint, spark can be 100% good and tacho is dead.
how this happens varies by unstated engine type.

Mar 18, 2013 | 1998 Suzuki Esteem

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My car wont start?


need to be more specific if you can but its either lost fuel or spark to find out what it has lost get some starting fluid and spray it in the throttle body and if it starts and then dies then u lost fuel or if it doesnt start then u lost spark

Jan 26, 2013 | 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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1988 gmc k1500 reset computer now truck wont start


Other than holding the throttle open until the computer re-learns the throttle position, I doubt the computer has lost anything needed for the truck to start.
Check for spark at the plugs and fuel pressure at the injectors like any other no start issue.

Sep 21, 2012 | 1988 Chevrolet K1500

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03 aviator wont start but the lights come on


when you turn the key if dash lights go out in lost its key memory if not then ck for fuel and spark

Jul 29, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2005 nissan frontier it wont start. It's getting gas and spark. but when you turn the key it wants to start but just starts shaking then dies out


You need to check that it is getting proper fuel & presser,Has there been any maintenance,That is a good place to Start, it sounds like it is getting spark You mite wont to make sure , Hope this helps you get started fixing, feel free to ask again if we can be of any farther assist. Thank you,

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1989 Cutlass wont start


the filter on fuel pump might be clogged as well or fuel pump needs replaced

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