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Car not starting, all other electric is working. tried to jump it with no luck. Spark plugs/battery issue?

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IF it tries to turn over then its not the starter. If it doesnt then get a starter.

IF it isnt the starter make sure you are getting fuel to the engine. If you are then disconnect one spark plug from the wire and put a flat head screw driver in the plug and put it on a piece of metal from the body of the vehicle like where the hood latches. Make sure the paint is scraped off a little. Ask someone to try and start the vehicle. If you dont see spark then you need a distributor if you do then try new plugs

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2) When you crank the car do you see spark coming at the spark plug? If no then its time to check the spark plugs and coil pack. If the spark plugs are not worn out and looks new then its time to check coil pack. The spark plug gets power to spark from coil pack.
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Your next step in diagnosis your problem should be to check for spark, you'll have to use a spark tester for this, simply removing a spark plug and looking at it WILL NOT WORK, a spark tester looks similar to a spark plug but it has about a 3/4" gap.

Another thing you should check is the voltage of the battery with a multimeter while cranking the engine, if it drops below 9.6v your computer will turn off and your injectors wont fire and neither will your plugs.
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