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My 96 2.4 grand am will turn over but will not crank

I have a 96 grand am with the quad 4 engine and manual transmission. About 9 months ago the air compressor locked up and the car would not turn over fast enough to crank. I did not know at the time that the compressor was the problem until after I wore the starter out.I have now replaced the starter and took the belt off the engine to see if it would crank. It now cranks over fast enough to start but it still wont crank up. Also while trying to diagnose the initial problem I took off the coil packs to get to my spark plugs.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    The cover with the coils needs to go straight down so that the spark plugs go into the connectors correctly. also, make sure you didn't forget to plug in the harness on the end of the cover. I'd also make sure that the security light isn't flashing on the dash. if it is, turn the key to on and wait for it to stop (10-15minutes), then try to start it.

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Depending on the milage your timing could be out. Check the timing.

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