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The car will turn over but not fire. i sprayed starting fluid in it and it tryed to fire. i have now replaced the fuel pump strainer and filter. still the car wont fire. i believe it may b the anti-theft relay not allowing a spark to get thru. any suggestion on where to find that on the car and to replace?

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Is the timing belt still intact?

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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  • sexy_cheyann Jan 03, 2011

    yes and i have had the ecu replaced within the last 3 months. i can hot wire it and get it to fire which is y i think it has something to do with the anti-theft relay. it just wnt fire when i turn it over

  • q0zz Jan 03, 2011

    what are you hot wiring?

  • sexy_cheyann Jan 03, 2011

    well my mechanic friend is hot wiring it trying to figure it out. i assume he is using the ignition wires like u wld to normaly hot wire a vehicle

  • sexy_cheyann Jan 04, 2011

    i drove the car to wrk took it for my lunch and when i went to leave for home it wldnt start. i checked all fluids and then tried the starting fluid. it tried to fire so i thought it was the fuel pump so i replaced that and still it wont fire. everything else is wrkin properly. something is causing it to not spark while turning the ignition. yet it will fire while hot wiring

  • q0zz Jan 04, 2011

    If it tried to start when you sprayed starting fluid into the engine ( which is very bad to do to a fuel injected engine) then you have spark. What you are probably missing is injector pulse, which may be due to the control relay.



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