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I was on the freeway and lost acceleration till

I have a 96 cutless ciera 3.1. I was on the freeway and lost acceleration till coming to a stop. the car wont start now.

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  • nathen_keen0 Feb 02, 2010

    It didnt make any noise, all fluids are fine, fuel and spark ar good.

  • nathen_keen0 Feb 02, 2010

    It turns over but wont start. I sprayed starter fluid in it and it backfired.

  • nathen_keen0 Feb 03, 2010

    It was Cold it happened on 01-29 last friday when it happened there was no noises or vibrations or check engine light. It slowly lost power until it stalled and I costed to a stop. I had it towed to my house cause it wouldnt start. I got it home and checked fuel pump and filter=still worked. I sprayed starter fluid in it and turned the key and it turned over then backfired. It still wouldnt start. I swiched plugs wire and coil packs-nothing.

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    mike watson May 11, 2010

    does the engine still run?Is there any funny noises coming from the engine if it does run?

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Was it raining or very humid when this happend?

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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    mike watson Feb 03, 2010

    Check to see if the exhaust is free and not clogged.Try taking the oxygen sensor out of the exhaust in front of the converter closest to the engine.This should open it enough to at least start the engine if the converter is clogged.

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