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Why wont my 91 6000 3.1 start when it has good fuel pressure and spark but start for a second or two with starting fluid

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  • asoatcomcast Feb 21, 2009

    i have a problem with my ponic 6000 le 1984 its a woble in the driver side mabe the [axle] there starting to pop

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    has spark and fuel wont start with starting fluid and its in time also

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You have a injecter problem
or you have a bad filter

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Obviously, there is a fuel delivery problem, even though there is pressure; the injectors have to open to squirt the stuff into the cylinders. Got a code reader? That would be a good step in the right direction....accordianman

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: bonneville ssei

Fixexpert, Hondachopper, RonaldSuboc, Kevin000, Chad7, please step off, you are ALL WRONG, and your info is 100% USELESS.
If you HAD ANY experience re this issue, you would KNOW THE FOLLOWING:

Kkvesr, What you need to look for, is the main ECU ground point at the LF rocker panel rail; lift the carpet to see this, between the seat and the rocker...there are several wires going to a corrugated "star washer". If you are NOT getting a ground pulse in the RED wire, your main ECU ground, at the wire position described above, may be corroded. if so, no injection.
This is a very common problem, unique to the Bonneville.
Please advise me if this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: the car has spark and fuel pressure is at 58 psi

something with the injectors isn't right. Probally not sending the signal to let the fuel spray into the cylinder. Out of my expertise so I suggest you ask a new question, "Fuel injectors aren't spraying, what would cause this?" Hopefully someone else would be able to help you out.

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