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1997 Catera Turn key no start wait several hours will start. bought a new key and it seem to cause releiabl starting. batt is new / coil is new

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  • jmetzger643 Jul 11, 2009

    yes, engine does turns over for a breif moment and almost starts but no joy

  • jmetzger643 Jul 11, 2009

    Soundas good to me, we'll give it a try.

    What about problrm number two?



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When you turn the key and it doesn't start, does the car engine turn over or do anything? If not, then I would try replacing the ignition module. If the above doesn't apply to your car, then please be more specific on what happens when you try to start the car and also what weather conditions that you may be in.


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  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 11, 2009

    Well it sounds like you may either be flooding the engine if you need to wait so long, possibly the fuel filter is not working and so starving it, or you may not have good spark at all times even though you changed the coil and should still check to see if you are getting a constant spark when turning the engine over. Possibly you have bad wires or plugs if no continual spark. You will need to check all of the above.



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