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My 91' Oldsmobile Cutlass cruiser is not starting. The engine is turning over but not firing up. It sounds like it is out of gas but it has 3/4 tank

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Either fuel or spark is missing. Pull #1 plug wire and insert a small screwdriver into the wire end and holding screwdriver handle place metal portion next to but not touching any bolt on motor. When turning engine, you should see spark jump from screwdriver to bolt. If so, you have spark. Check fuel, either on the fuel rail by pushing shader valve (Looks like fitting on tire). With key on, should emit fuel. Keep face clear. This will identify which system you need to address.

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