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Have fuel, spark, engine cranks will not fire

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  • bkrnse Jun 30, 2009

    timing belt changed, have compression in all cylinders

  • bkrnse Jul 01, 2009

    found problem---certified mechanic couldn't find ass with 2 hands---new timing belt chewed to shreds--worse than old one. thanks for the help-- I'm now out the money for what I had done, also not sure if it screwed the valves or not

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Could be a bad distributor cap, and wires. Does the spark at the spark plug look blue or orange? If orange, you are losing high voltage somewhere.

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Timming belt or coil

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SOURCE: cranks but dont starts back fires

def sounds like a timing issue

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Getting gas and fire but just turnes over like there is no fire at all


which engine, they work different.
you saw gas where.?
you saw fuel where??
you saw something turn, what?
try this.
it cranks robustly (250RPM = robust)?
the engines cranks over, (i see pulley spin fast on crank)?
the engine fails to start and to RUN (sustained).?
you lost spark to 4 or 6 clingers, all are dead spark?
so you place the diagnostic jumper wire and crank for
5seconds
and release the key,
got DTC error codes, bingo.
if not bad spark is bad coil or bad ignitor that drives said coil.

next is fueling but above is all first.
fuel is always LAST. (ECU cuts fuel for many reasons) ask.

Feb 16, 2014 | 1992 Jeep Wrangler

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NEW BATTERY, NEW ALTERNATOR, ENGINE WILL CRANK BUT NO FIRE.


no engine option size stated, so i wing it..(generic is harder)
ok battery changed, no need for jumper cables now.
engine cranks robustly.
so no fire, i hate to tell you that word means (NOTHING)
there is fire to each spark plug (tip spark = fire) then there
is combustion fire , a goal on all cylinders.
so use the word spark , you then check spark at all cylinders.
please.
if spark is gone on 1 cylinder work that.
if spark is gone on all cylinder we then scan the ECU.
RULE 1, no EFI car , runs fueling unit (IT) thinks(sic) there is spark (3 way checks) this is Crash and fire protection on call cars.
most books fail to say this very important feature in all modern cars.
so that is why spark is 1st. never ever done last.
you crank engine for 5 seconds.
release key, not off. the key yet.
and the scan tool, shows P0340/355 or any codes relate to spark
CMP./CKP ,etc.
and the rpm shows 250RPM cranking, yes,the scan tool can see
RPM cranking and is a TOP check , missed by many noobs.

so now you have spark
on all cylinders.
we cross fingers #1 is good, 150PSI compression on all cylinders, min.
and blame fueling.
A: is it flooding or starving???? the spark tips (i bet its tunedup, huh)
are dry or wet.
B: more later if you get this far.

just oneline says it. for 100 years now. (otto cycle engines)
(cranks ok, compression good,spark good x4,x6, fueling last)

Feb 11, 2014 | 1996 Honda Passport

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Jeep will crank but not fire, check engine light will not come on so I can get codes.


Need to check spark and fuel start by picking up a tester for the wires it plugs in like a spark plug and has a light that will come on if you have spark the next disconnect the main fuel line to the fuel rail and turn the key to the on position if u get fuel out of it the the pump is good

Jan 27, 2014 | 1997 Jeep Wrangler

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89 mitsubishi carby model has spark and pumps fuel to carby but the spark plugs are dry just keeps cranking but wont even try to fire also has good comp,was driving till water pump blew now just wont fire...


Check that the fuel pump is working and pumping fuel (fuse or burnt out) as it sounds like there is no fuel in the carby. To check if the engine is going to run remove the air filter from the top of the carby and pour about a table spoon of fuel directly into the carby throat. Replace the air filter and crank the engine. If is going to run it will fire and then stop

Feb 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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My s10 truck is gettin fire, gas and air.. will turn over but will not crank.. what could be the problem?


Just because it get fuel,but does the fuel injector pulse? Add fuel in the throttle body if it wants to start your problem and solution will resie in bringing the fuel injector to working level

Apr 13, 2012 | Chevrolet S10 Cars & Trucks

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My girl friend has a 2004 neon that will not start. The engine cranks over but engine will not fire up. I check for spark at all wires and I have spark. I check for fuel and have good fuel pressure up to...


Darien, just because it's getting good spark at the spark plug wires doesn't mean that the spark plugs are firing. Now let's get your girlfriend happy again, Remove those spark plugs, check the center electrode and see if they are worn down, if they are worn down, change all 4, Good luck, Gary

Jul 05, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Neon

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Engine cranks but car won't start


if 3.8 engine if spark present check fuel pressure if no sufficent fuel pressure at around 28 -35 psi check fuel system for fuel relay operation if fuel correct the check ignition module at part house take off they will inspect free if spark and fuel check crank senser for damage

Mar 14, 2010 | 1990 Buick Riviera

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My car is not firing . i replaced the ignition controle module and it's still not firing.


You need to 1st determine if the computer is even trying to start it before you start lobbing parts. Look at the CHECK ENGINE lamp while you crank it. If it stays on bright while cranking, the engine will not get any signal to fire spark or fuel because the computer is not seeing RPM signal while cranking. If the light goes OFF while cranking, the crank signal was seen, however there could still be fuel or spark issues from other causes. You really need to determine if you have spark or fuel as the next step after verifying rpm signal. There are no cheap tricks for most of this work, it takes tools and training to determine the exact cause of failures. Does the ECM communicate? Is the EEC relay functioning, does the fuel pump prime up at Key On? Is there injector pulse? Fuel pressure? 30kv of Spark that is also reaching the plugs?
These are the steps to check to determine how to not buy a wasted part as the next step.

Sep 15, 2009 | 1993 Ford Mustang

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No power to fuel pump, relay is good, engine cranks over but won't start.


You need to follow a detailed troubleshooting procedure in a repair manual.
Check for spark plug fire during cranking after it dies.
No spark = ignition problem= computer will not fire injectors, and possibly cut out pump also.
Good spark = pump wonky, or power to pump system.
Also, other quick tests... when the thing dies, and then you crank,
1) Thump the fuel pump in the tank, if you can. A bad fuel pump might start up again.
2) Shoot some ether carb cleaner in the TB. If it only fires off the ether, the ignition system is no longer suspect.

Oct 13, 2008 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

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