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The fuel filter would have to be very plugged up for this to happen, You need to access whether or not the vehicle is getting any spark or fuel in order to point you in the right direction

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1987 Nissan pulsar It stopped on me while driving I change the fuel pump & fuel filter it started one time drove around the block came back turn the car off then tried to start it but got nothing

is there spark at plugs , check the coil packs as these older cars are prone to coil pack failure and at random times , if coil pack ok is the battery holding enough charge to firstly start engine and then alternator charging enough to keep it running , hope this gives you a starting place

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My 96 bronco won't start. It turns over but just spins. At first it would die while driving, then not start for several minutes, now it won't start at all.

Check the alternator to see if it charges the battery. Likely you are draining your battery completely after every turn over. If there is no charge then your alternator or cabling is at fault.

Feb 09, 2015 | 1996 Ford Bronco

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The most common problem for engines not starting could be a weak battery. Is your battery fully charged/not old? All batteries are rated for a certain lifespan, varying from three to five years. If it's been past that since the battery was replaced, it could be that your battery isn't holding enough charge anymore. You could check this by jumpstarting the car. If your car starts while connected to somebody else's battery, then you know battery isn't providing quite enough power.

If your engine is getting enough power from the battery though, it's possible that it's not sparking correctly. When was the last time the spark plugs and wires were replaced? If it's been more than two or three years, they can begin to grow faulty. Spark plugs get replaced when you bring your car in for a tune-up.

Otherwise, it could be that the engine isn't receiving enough air, or enough fuel. If the air filter is extremely dirty and clogged, it's possible that there's not enough air reaching the engine. But for that to happen, the air filter must be really quite dirty. Has the air filter been replaced lately? For most cars replacing an air filter is really easy to do, it generally only takes a screwdriver, five or ten minutes, and $15 for a new filter.

The other possibility is a bad fuel pump, which makes it hard for the car to deliver fuel from the tank to the engine. Since your car is a 1994, it's possible that the fuel pump has been growing faulty. I had a 1997 vehicle with a starting problem where getting a new fuel pump solved the problem. If you take it into a shop to replace the fuel pump, make sure they change the fuel filter too.

It's possible, though I'd say less likely, that your starter is getting old, and that it's not cranking as well as it used to. If it's not cranking fast enough, the engine won't catch and start.

Starting problems are always annoying and may be caused by different problems. One unusual one I've encountered is that the keyhole was wearing out. You start a car by inserting and turning the key, and when you release the key the car is supposed to keep running, but in this case, if the key was released to far by a millimeter or two, the engine died. The keyhole was wearing out. Who knows? Perhaps you might solve your problem just by fiddling with the key a little bit. Remove it and then reinsert it several times and try again.

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1998 vw beetle wont start when turn key but bump start works but doesnt want to stay running\

This sounds like the anti theft system is active, you jump start it but it dies out after a few seconds , if this is correct then try another key. the other thing can be a weak battery make sure the battery is fully charged and good,

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My 2000 dodge caravan wont start

you have flattened the battery ,now charge the battery for 24 hrs then it will crank ,if it still doesnt start then check the fuel pressure 55lbs on the common fuel rail their is a tyre valve ,connect a pressure gauge to this valve and see what you read

Apr 08, 2012 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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Fuel filter went out we replaced it changed spark plugs also but still wont turn over

Fuel filter has nothing to do with the car turning over. It may prevent the car from starting. Do the engine turn over or try to crank or start. If the car is turning over but will not start it could be fuel related. Is the battery fully charged? if not charge it. Spray some starting fluid in the breather for 3 seconds to see if its fuel related. If the car starts and goes dead it is fuel related. Do this a couple of time and you should get the same results. If it does not start it will be electrical. Good Luck!!!

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I have a 1996 toyota camry, it doesnt want to start its not the battery i just put a new one in and it wants to start

If its not battery,still check the voltage of new battery.In many cases it has seen that battery charge is low,because if the new battery is just kept in stock then it will get drained automatically without any use.So check the voltage of new battery first with meter.It should show exact 12 volt.But if its less or no 12 volt then get the new battery charged.

There are some possibilities which you will have to check in this case:--

1) First of all check the power and voltage to the battery. With meter it will show exact 12 volt if the battery is charged. If the voltage is less get the battery charged at local auto repair shop. If the battery is internally drained and not getting charged then its time to replace the battery.

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.

3) The other thing to check in this case is the starter solenoid of the car. If the battery is charged and you start the car then it gives power to the starter to start the car. But if starter is faulty or not connected properly then car will not start.

4) The other thing to check in this case is fuel in the car. If there is fuel in the car then check the blockages in the fuel pump if the fuel pump looks proper then check the fuel filter above the fuel pump.

5) If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it's a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.

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Sep 14, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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Engine turns over but does not start.i put spray carb cleaner in the carb and it starts right away and keeps running. What could my problem be

maybe fuel pump,or clogged fuel filter,unhook fuel lines from carbeurator and turn it over to see if fuel spurts out or not,BE CAREFUL,u may need 2 people for this task.if no fuel start with cheapest route and buy a fuel filter and if that doesnt work its your fuel pump.

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I have a ford focus 1.8 diesel x reg 1999 girlfreind put petrol in it about 3weeks ago we have drained it all re fueled it and it started and run but now it wount start

poss the fuel filter has petrol in it,replace filter,turn engine over with fuel line unattached to clear lines then fire up,should be may hve a hot start problem for awhile but fill up with diesel at 1/2 tank to dilute any petrol 32 years in the trade i have put petrol in so many diesel cars,and as long as it starts,keep it running,and start only when cold ish.

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