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Car wont start

I have a 1995 Villager. I changed out the spark plugs and gave it an oil change and now it will not start. The plugs were saturated in oil so I went and bought more. Also the new air filter I had installed was also covered in oil. It is right there on the verge of starting, but will just NOT fire up. Any suggestions???

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  • vincejarrard May 28, 2009

    I took them off 1 at a time. I have done tune ups before and it almost sounds like it is miss firing. I looked at the rotor button and the distributor cap. They looked like they need to be changed as well. The van was running fine until I did the oil and tune up. It started up and ran for about 5 minutes then stalled out and has not started since.



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Did you change the spark plugs one wire at a time or did you pull all the wires off an then changed the plugs? If you put the spark plug wires back on wrong this will cause some of the problems you are facing. Get a $20 manual from you parts store and it will give you the diagram and steps to put the wires on correctly. good luck and get some help from a neighbor who understands car repair.

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  • Thomas Tabron May 28, 2009

    Check your wires and firing order. It is easy to get one wire out of place and when this happens the vehicle will mis-fire or foul up the plugs. When I was learning in my young days I found that it was easy to mix up a wire and put on the wrong plug. If the plugs get oil on them again clean them and make sure the spark plugs are properly gapped such as .035. I am glad you have worked on cars before and sometimes we as mechanics have to double re-check ourselves by making sure we did not miss something or did something wrong especially if we were interrupted while working by a phone call or a conversation with someone. That is the normal life a mechanic. Good Luck



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