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Wont start. it trys to just wont fire over. has spark and fuel.

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  • nick122590 Jul 01, 2009

    its a 95 olds eighty eight with the 3800 series to. its something with the computer i think



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Without knowing what kind of car you have...It may have jumped time? Timing belt or gear?
You have spark and fuel, Just might be at the wrong time? See if #1 piston is at top when #1 plug fires.

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Try tapping on your PCM behind your glove box,also are you getting fuel pressure and a good blue spark at the plugs when cranking the engine?

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Check for a part called a Inertia sensor. It is a safety device which cuts power to the fuelpump. Yours may be in the floor kickpanels or around the rear frame. You might check with Autozone or Oreillys for the location and picture of the part you are looking for.

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spray ether into intake , if it wants to run then you have a fuel problem. if you can rent a timing light, check the timing, it could have jumped, and it will still have spark. also check the plugs for proper gap.

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