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1994 silhouette oldsmobile van..Put new fuel filter and coil packs in it turns over but still wont start what else could be the problem?

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If it will run on starter fluid your ignition is ok and you are not getting fuel. That could be the fuel pump- listen to gas tank(the pump is in the tank) when you turn ignition to on(not start)-you should hear it kick in then stop when it reaches the proper pressure-no sound bad fuel pump or blown fuse.If the pressure is incorrect or the pressure sensor is bad-it will not start. The Fuel injectors are controlled by a control module that is under the dash and runs $100.00- I just replaced one.

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I am going to assume that this is a 3.4L and that all the sensors were transferred to the new engine from the old engine and that the old engine ran before replacing it an that all the connecton are good.
Now with that said, There are three thing required to make an engine run.
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2-proper cylinder compression.
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Once you have figured out what is missing , then it is time to diagnose what is at fault.

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I would assume that you are gonna find there is something lacking within thses to steps.

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I can only assume that the compression on the engine is good from this standpoint, because you said it is a "new" engine.

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