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Car will turn over but not start.

When I attempt to turn the car on it turns over but will not start or stay on. I used starter fluid to see if it could get the car to start and stay on. The car started but the engine would die after a few seconds. Could this be the fuel filter or fuel pump? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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  • krazmex Sep 08, 2009

    I'll try that out and I'll keep you posted. Thanks Yiddo Jonny!

  • krazmex Sep 10, 2009

    Tried the battery thing but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

  • krazmex Sep 10, 2009

    I'll try that. The car was running fine.



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Hi. Sounds like imobiliser is kicking in.Try overiding it by disconecting the neg cable on the battery for about a min. Then reconnect and start car. Fingers crossed.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

  • Yiddo jonny Sep 10, 2009

    Ok.....How was the car running upto this point? Did you notice any juddering or misfireing in the weeks or days upto the point of not starting?

    If so unplug the mass air flow sensor which is located just up from the air filter and the try starting the car

    If not it maybe the throttle body.....keep us updated



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