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1993 960 no start problem

My 960 does not start. I changed the spark plus and air filter as preventative maintenance, and after that it does not start. The car was running rough leading into the tune-up process. What are the possibilities of the source of the problem? The car has >300K miles on it.


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Is there fuel pressure at the fuel rail ? will need a electronic fuel pressure tester. Rough idling sometimes is a indication that the fuel pump is going south , could also be the fuel pressure regulator.
Also , electronically , check the diagnostic plug for codes.

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You have a fault code

You have to use it to diagnose
& repair that issue first

The O2 Code won't prevent a no start

Don't think any of what you replaced was
needed to diagnose you issues,they were
all preventative maintenance item & was good
to do them & get caught up

No you continue on to diagnose the real

We can't guess without the car

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How do i test a fuel filter

There is no test

You replace every 3 or 4 years,then if you want
to know if that is the right time frame, you cut the old
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You put a fuel pressure gauge on the engines fuel rail to
check for pressure.

What you get is fuel regulator pressure
Then you remove the regulator vacuum hose to see
fuel pump pressure
If that is low, then you change the filter & cut open

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