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When I turn the ignition, the starter doesnt turn at all. I changed the Ignition coil and it felt like it wanted to start but barely. I disconected one of the cables and put the screw driver in it but there were no sparks at all.

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  • nelson671 Jul 24, 2009

    It does not turn over at all

  • nelson671 Jul 24, 2009

    ok, the battery at this point was drained cause i got stranded and i had the e-lights flashing, so I jump it to try and start it, but it wont keep since i cant start it.

    The neg. battery connection has 2 wires running to it that are a bit loose as well, so i need to rectify those cables.

    one guy who is mechanically inclined told me the timing belt might have jumped out of place and thats why its not catching...any value to that statement?

  • nelson671 Jul 24, 2009

    by the way, i didnt mention...when the car initially turned off.

    I was driving and the car when i would press the gas pedal just didnt give me any power, it shut off and there was some smoke coming up from the engine on the right side of the engine.

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Had abad starter my wife was starting the car 3time i herd the fuses snap towed it to a repudible mac. halo snaped chip in key so keyguy new key boom started up come get it fired it up no gas pedal and the onley coeeeds we get are throtal stuck open 1/2wayclosed all the way closed herd of krazy stuff like that 5th or 6th month stuck

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If your starter is not turning the engine, the problem is in the starter system, not the ignition system...You need to check that the battery has 12v or better in it (charge and load test) and that the battery connections are clean and secure. Once that's verified, check that the starter solenoid is working and that 12v is getting to the starter with the key turned. If it is, then chances are you need a starter. If not, go back to the solenoid and make sure there is power going to the small trigger wire also with key turned to start.( if not, may be caused by bad ignition switch but that is rare)
Your ignition coil cannot make spark 'till the engine is actually spinning.(turning, cranking)
Once it's running have the charging system checked.

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  • Richard Scordino Jul 24, 2009

    Ok, If the engine was turning OK right after it stopped running, try to remember if it seemed to be turning faster than normal...generally that will happen if timing belt fails. You can't always start a car with a jumper...the dead or drained battery diverts some power and the starter uses another large portion of that, leaving little remaining to run the ignition system.The battery needs to be charged with a battery charger. Yes, get the terminals and grounds back to normal as this is important even in a running vehicle. BUT...now that the remainder of the story has come out, I would suspect that the timing belt has broken. They can last a long time but can fail anywhere from 90K miles and up.

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If the starter does not turn the engine over you will get no spark. Lets start over. You turn the key , does the engine turn over ? Does it turn over and not crank up and run?

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