Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
My car will make noise like its going to start but sometimes it can take up to 20 tries to get it to actually turn over. lights and everything else comes on. i bought a new fuel filter and have to have that put in, if that doesnt fix it does anyone know what else it may be?
Ignition coil(s), plug wires, spark plugs, fuel pump are likely candidates.
The engine is rarely starved for air enough to not start, so that's not as likely. Same goes for the fuel filter unless you've been dumping leaves and dirt in your tank.
Try spraying starter fluid liberally on the air filter and then trying to start. If it kicks over more than usual, then it's a fuel problem, not a spark problem. If not, suspect the coil, plugs, and wires.
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