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The engine is getting fuel and wont fire i have checked all of the obvious stuff the only thing that i can think of is that the gas gauge does not work properly and appears to have gone out completely it itself if funtional i believe the fuel sending unit has gone out could this cause both the gauge to not work and it not to start?

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  • Chris Busby
    Chris Busby May 11, 2010

    If you're getting gas to the engine then there's nothing wrong with the sending unit. There;s a deeper reason why your car isn't starting. Does your car have the coil pack or coil? Either one could go bad. Have you been in any heavy rain or water at all when this started? It could be alot of different things, check the plug wires and plugs to make sure there are no fouled plugs or bad wires. Check the wires at night to see if their sparking against the engine. Reason I ask about coil pack or coil is, if you have a distributor the rotor button could be bad under the distributor. I'm pretty sure you have a coil pack though. Take it off and let your local parts store test it for you.

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Yeah, The fuel sending unit is bad it's in the gas tank. Got to drop it

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