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Inline spark plug tester indicates that there may be a problem with the fuel system. Car stalled and wont start.

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Sounds like fuel pump put a fuel preasure gauge on the fuel line under the hood turn on key check preasure .remember pump shuts off after 15 seconds if your too slow getting to guage to read what it says.

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SOURCE: Car wont start...

water in the gas. Have tank & lines drained. Add HEET to the tank to remove any residual water.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Drove car to work fine. Upon start up engine missing severely.

Most likely needs new coil pack for cyls 3 & 4.They fire together.

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SOURCE: my aveo 04 manual wont start gets a spark ,fuel

If the timing belt became chewed up it would seem the belt/timing has slipped (do not try starting it like this bad things could happen) You'll need to replace the timing belt, tensioner and insure the proper mechanical timing is done for it to run properly if at all. If the belt failed at highway speed and it has a interference fit engine this would mean a valve or two may be bent too. I'd check the timing and once this is corrected I'd checking cylinder compression.
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SOURCE: car wont start, got code p0172, got fuel, spark

PCM detect an excessively rich condition

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Check to see if you have spark You may want to try the crank sensor located near the crankshaft, with this sensor malfunctioning you will lose spark.

this will test your pump.... make sure your getting 40-60psi at the fuel rail even when you cycle the key on and then off it should have pressure, located in line with your fuel injectors has a plastic cap on it kinda looks like a tire valve.
good luck

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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