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My daughter has a1995 pontaic sunfire. It will not start. A little history for you: For the last couple of months my daughter told me that she had to press on gas pedal to start car this has never been the case before. Then afew weeks ago she was on a trip she stopped for lunch came out and the car started but kept stalling at idle if she kept rpm up @ 1500 + it ran fine. When she got to her destination she shut it off now it will not start. Over the phone I had her do several checks for me 1. Listen for fuel pump coming on when ignition is turned on she claimed she heard nothing when turning on ignition however if she turned motor over a few times tshe could hear the fuel pump when she released ignition from start position. 2 I had her check for spark and fuel . She said she see's not spark with #2 plug ppulled and grounded she also tells me all the plugs are dry no evidence of fuel. I was wondering if maybe a cam sensor or crank sensor? I know there could be a million different things it c

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It is quite possible for any sensors to fail but I would like to ask you for checking out the fuel filters first. Check for traces of impurities/ water in the system, if so change filter and clean the tank, the fuel pump also. If the spark is good and the fuel pump seems pumping good, the fuel injection on idle may be faulty due to particles in the fuel system. If you depress and crank there is a possiblility of flooding and resulting in saturation of fuel inthe cyclinder. the engine willnever start them,Open up all the plugs and clean, dry them before fixing crank and smell for good fuel mixture into the cylinders. Check also your compression on all the cylinders. Now you will have an idea of the cylinders, refix the spark plugs and crank without pressing too much. If it starts to life the fault is definetly with the fuel. recheck the fuel distribution, clean and reset. hope this helps you out. Good day

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