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I have spark, compression, fuel pressure and it still won' t start. please help

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  • d_heindel Nov 10, 2010

    It does not fire at all.
    Yes, the air filter modified with snorkel ( k and n filter)
    Added fuel to air intake, and fowled plugs.
    Diagnostic connection appears to be 6 pin.

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One additional question: any fault code or check engine light turn on? If you have the check engine light on, you have to check what the code is in the computer. That will point you to where the problem lies (autozone will check the code for free).

You may have fuel pressure but are the fuel injectors firing? If the injectors aren't opening then all the fuel pressure won't help. If the injectors don't work you may have a problem with the main relay that controls the PGM-FI system.

Check the timing belt, if the timing belt is not broken and the base timing its good, then it has to be in the distributor. You need check for some electrical problem first (fuses, relays, wiring, ignition switch).

I would remove the distributor cap and crank the engine over. If the rotor does not turn, then you need to replace the timing belt. Keep in mind that timing belt must be replaced every 60000 kms. If the rotor turns then make sure you have spark to a spark plug. Run a compression test on each cylinder. The basics to run are compression, spark, fuel and timing.

Additionaly, its possible that you have some "inmobilizer system armed (theft deterrent
or passlock)? Keep us updated.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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    ZJ Limited Nov 10, 2010

    That's really strange when you get 12v at the signal wire but it still
    won't start. Maybe that wire is broken up inside it's own insulation so
    it only completes the circuit when you flex it around to reach it with
    the voltmeter? How about the plug on the end of that wire being loose or
    corroded? Or, bad starter contacts; when you jumpered off the battery there was just a little more power to the contactor coil.

    On the 95 sedan 4cyl auto; the starter signal goes from the ignition
    switch, thru the saftey switch at the shifter and straight out to the
    starter solenoid. I could check under the driver side panel, it has four wires on it a black 12gage,
    dark green 12g, an orange 12g and a red/white 18g. Then removed the relay and
    the car would not start, opened the relay but all I could see was the
    coil (very discolored). Then put in a new relay 12v with diode. I'm still not 100% but it feels
    like this was the problem.

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I am NOT a mechanic.
Possible mass air flow sensor error. Error may be mechanical or vacume related. Check around air cleaner and flow sensor (usually right next to air cleaner) for loose vacume hoses. Does it fire at all? Try removing the air cleaner and drop a very small amount of gasoline in the intake, about a shot glass or 2, then crank it. If it fires then it's not getting the fuel. DO NOT poke around in the intake, you can damage the mass air flow sensor.
That's as far as I can take you.

Has anyone recently had the air filter off.?

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