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1996S

1996 Opel Kadett • Manual • 250,000 miles

I have a Opel Kadett 1996s. Car starts and drive but when driven for a while, and get switched off the car wont start while (i think) it is overheated. You have to wait awhile for it to cool off before it starts out of its own or it can be kick started.
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Mericia
June 8, 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

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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 testin

Rasmataz
Sep 1, 2011.