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It gets fire but doesnt crank up. Its not the fuel pump or the timing belt. When the car did run it was barely going anywhere. Has a hard time shifting and going up hills. Help because now i cant get it to move at all

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Electrical is the weakest part of a system-plugs wires and distributer system may be bad-the voltage to plugs maybe low-bring it to or test yourself-shifting is electric controlled meaning you could have bad alternator. many books in library under 629 section

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Car just died while driving. Will turn over but,doesnt sound good. Fuel pump is working. Oil is normal. Will turn over but,wont run

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How to get it to fire...has new timing belt ,new fuel pump,new crank sensor,,,,turns over but no spark

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Hi have no spark and fuel pump not working

For the fuel pump to turn on the PCM will need a crank signal without this signal it doesnt know your running and so no activation of the fuel pump so 2 componenet of concern the timing belt and a crank signal3_25_2012_11_13_29_pm.jpg3_25_2012_11_13_48_pm.jpg

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Replaced crank shaft sensor, both timing belts, made sure the timing marks were alined proply, tryed to crank car got fire but car will not crank, may not be getting fuel, is the a fuel shut off, if so...

No fuel shut off, but you can jump the relays,You did the timing belts, how about the cam sensor are they hook up? cycle the key do you hear the fuel pump go active? you should, you need to check injector for pulse , there should be a shrade for fuel pressure check ,push the shrader down does fuel come out,

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