Mechanics

WHY DOESNT IT WANT TO START AT TIMES

1996 Buick Regal • 153,000 miles

IT DOESNT DO IT ALL THE TIME BUT AT TIMES I CAN DRIVE IT JUST A FEW MILES GO IN STORE GET BACK IN IT AND IT WANT START ITS TURNING OVER BUT WANT START SOMETIMES IT MAY TAKE UP TO 15 TO 30 MINUTES THEN OFF I GO
Avatar
Shirley foster
November 3, 2011.



Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

Rasmataz
Nov 3, 2011.