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Just quit on us.it turns over but isnt getting any fire.power steering fluid leaking out.but would that cause it not to get any fire?

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Look to see if the fluid leaked down onto electrical wires. If there is no fluid on the (bare contacts), don't worry about the fluid for now.
Check your battery cables, make sure they are tight and not corroded, maybe put a very light coat of vasoline on the posts. Check the wires on the starter to make sure they are tight and no bare wires touching any metal. In the engine compartment, look for the main fuses. Check them all, you should be able to test them with a test light, usually on the top of the fuse is 2 spots where the metal is exposed, touch each side, with the ignition key in the on position, not the starting position. Everyone should light up the test light, as bright as all the others, if not, pull the fuse out, and replace it if it did not light up the light, and put it back in if it lit the light, but dimmer than the others. Also, check all of the wires that are connected to the body of the car, inside the engine compartment and inside the car, there may be some under the carpet too. (I had a bad ground wire on my Buick, under the carpet.) See if that helps for now, it should be enough to get you started.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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No has nothing to do with it you might have a bad coil try replaceing it and see what happens but one way to be sure you have no fire take a real long flat head and stick it in the wire and hold it semi close to a grounded bolt if it doesnt spark that will let you know you have no spark just better off replacing them all theres is a sealer you can get from parts house that will help with leaking if not fix it most leaks are from seal being worn outunless there is a leaking cracked hose and then you will need to replace it

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