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Engine turns over ,have spark,can hear fuel pump running,wont start even when spraying start fluid in air box. what gives

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Check the module inside the distributor cap or rotor.

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My 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander turns over and cranks but will not start. The engine light comes on but I don't know how to check the code or if there's any codes to find out what the problem is


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1. Check to see if you are getting fuel. You should be able to hear the fuel pump start when you first turn the key on. It should run for 2 secs and then stop. Someone can listen by removing the gas cap and putting their ear close to the fill nozzle too.
2. If you do not hear the pump, remove the air cleaner inlet hose and spray a couple of squirts of WD40 or starting fluid in the intake section entering the engine. Try starting the car again. If it starts for a few seconds and then dies.. you have a fuel pump problem.
3. Remove a spark plug wire and insert a screw driver or something metal into the inside of the wire. Have someone try starting the car while you are holding the screw driver near a metal part of the engine. You should see a spark.. if there is any..
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Does engine still crank? If so you have to check for Fuel, spark, compression. when your engine quit ..odds are good you lost one of these. check for fuel since modern electric fuel pumps stop working without any warning.You should be able to hear the pump momentarily when you first turn the key to "ON" If good check for spark, modern "coil pack" spark systems have a few weak links. if engine cranks and you have spark and you don't know how to check for fuel spray some starting fluid in your air inlet and see if it will start momentarily

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