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Engine cranks as normal but just will not turn over. It sounds as if it wants to ''kick'' over and sometimes you smell gas but just doesn't. Drove on Saturday and haven't had any problems with this...parked all day on Sunday and this happened when I tried to start on Monday.

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    snorkel boy im sorry to say there is no distributer cap on this car and never was !your spark plug are not platinum and will only last about 60,000 miles have them checked

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    could be excessive humidity. If very humid where you are, leave the hood open for a while to dry it out. Check under distributor cap if you have one. check for mositure. dry out. retry.



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Ohm out your spark plug wires. They should have 15k resistance, new. Older ones lose conductivity. Attach leads and bend them back & forth gently. Jumping needle means replace them, ALL of them. Best 35 bucks (4cyl) you'll ever spend. If changing spark pugs, stay away from single platinum, they don't play nice with DIC engines, go double platinum. She'll fire, she'll run, she'll walk the damn dog after that. Cheers.

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