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Is it the spark plugs if the car will turn over like it wants to start but doesnt start?

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Are you check electrical power at all? The headlights is working? Double check your battery connections; leave headlights on while wiggling the terminals to see if the lights flicker. If not at the battery, follow the cables and wiggle as you go. Check where the ground cable connects to bell housing. check maxi fuses. When you leave your key on after attempting to start does your theft light continually flash or does it go out? did you check for spark yet? can you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to run? Try spraying a little starter fluid into intake and see if it starts.

Can you see coils or wires looking at the engine in the front? if not, does it have a big aluminum cover over the middle top of engine with a electrical plug on the drivers side end of it? if it does, you have to remove the cover and the coils and plugs are under it. there are 4 13mm bolts holding it down and once removed wiggle the cover and pull it straight up. check back to us.

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