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I have spark and fuel, but the battery drains down when I try to start it. The battery showed 100 % over night

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Does it crank for a long time and then go down ? if it is cranking good and not dragging i would make sure idel sercit and itermediate jets are not plugged up they wont start and if they do start run likeshit with for men prob

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1) First of all check the power and voltage to the battery. With meter it will show exact 12 volt if the battery is charged. If the voltage is less get the battery charged at local auto repair shop. If the battery is internally drained and not getting charged then its time to replace the battery.

2) When you crank the car do you see spark coming at the spark plug? If no then its time to check the spark plugs and coil pack. If the spark plugs are not worn out and looks new then its time to check coil pack. The spark plug gets power to spark from coil pack.

3) The other thing to check in this case is the starter solenoid of the car. If the battery is charged and you start the car then it gives power to the starter to start the car. But if starter is faulty or not connected properly then car will not start.

4) The other thing to check in this case is fuel in the car. If there is fuel in the car then check the blockages in the fuel pump if the fuel pump looks proper then check the fuel filter above the fuel pump.

5) If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it's a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.



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Your post, there is spark, there is fuel to the carb; additional initial checks:
  • determine if their is fuel inside the bowl of the carb by loosening the drain screw and determining the quality and quantity of the drained / collected fuel;
  • determine if there is suction/vacuum by closing the carb opening with your palm. it should get wet with fuel on cranking/starting;
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Another possibility is that there is stale 2T oil in the crankcase below the piston. This would prevent ignition as the air/fuel mix inside the combustion chamber would not fir.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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