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Car overheated, now will start if you spray starter fluid in it but will not run.
this could be several things but my guess is that you may need a new fuel pump. it runs after spraying starting fluid but not without. means its not getting fuel. check fuse, in fuse box. if none are blown. open fuel door with fuel cap off have someone listen by the fuel door turn the key on and they should here the fuel pump start to hum. if it is making a humming noise. then it could be a plugged up fuel filter not letting enough fuel to the engine. the fuel pressure switch may have went bad. if you have a pressure gauge check to see if there is the correct fuel pressure for your car.
on Jan 10, 2016
No start cranks well
Won't Start Symptoms
Your car may not start for a number of reasons. The following list outlines the most common circumstances and tells you what action you can take to try to remedy each situation:
- The car cranks over but won't start. Check the fuel supply to your engine. If that's okay, check whether the electrical spark is getting to your spark plugs.
- The car makes a clicking noise but won't start. This sound usually means a dead battery. If not, check the wiring to and from the starter for a loose connection.
- The engine starts but dies. If your car has a carburetor, check your carburetor adjustment and your choke to see whether the choke is first closing and then opening. If you have fuel injection, you'll need professional help.
- The car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition. Check the battery terminal cable connections. If they look very corroded, force the point of a screwdriver (with an insulated or wooden handle) between the connector and the terminal post and twist it to lodge it firmly. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, you need to clean or replace your cables.
If this doesn't work either, then it's time to take it to a mechanic.
on Jul 15, 2015
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