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My 88 plymouth reliant has just stopped working. I have changed the spark plugs, wires, fuel pump, and fuel pump relay. i've also changed the fuel filter twice now. i've checked to see if it has spark and it does. i've checked to see if it is getting fuel and it is. i've tried putting starter fluid in it still wont fire. its trying to turn over but it doesnt seam to get enough gas. when i try and turn it over i have to press on the gas pedal to get it and try to start but it just keeps turning and nothing is happening. After a minute it just gives up.

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I replaced old coil unit with new one and reliant would crank but not start so i put old one in and it started. I had wrong coil unit. Maybe coil unit bad. Located under hood on passenger side wall.

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Check the ignition timing is correct. I see that you have changed the wires so I suggest that you recheck the firing order for the plugs as it is easy to get it wrong when replacing the leads.

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Hello, I would assume this is your fuel pump inside your tank. I would first however do some basics like a general tuneup. For starters I would replace your spark plugs and wires, rotary cap and button and check your fuses. Run some injector cleaner through your system. You know quick simple cheap things before you get to the fuel pump inside the gas tank which can be kinda expensive. The warm up then dies can be caused by, "blownout or fouled," spark plugs. I hope this gives you a general direction in which to go. A sidenote is that coil packs do not normally run an igntion code and I for one do not like them becuase they are expensive.

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