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NOT STARTING

1996 Buick Roadmaster

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Buick Roadmaster V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 17000 miles

The car was running great for months but then yesterday, I went to start it and at first it kicked but then died. Tried to start again and starter is cranking great like there is no compression.
Checked fuses and saw an " Elec" fuse (25 amp) in the engine compartment that was blown. I replaced it but to no avail.
The fuel pump keeps making noise without stopping like its working, but I do not think I am getting gas?

HELP; > )

William
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WmPhenn
May 21, 2010.



If the cranking rpms are faster than normal, there may not be any compression? Have a helper crank it, while you visually check for spark at the plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure. Some of the national brand autostores used to loan out a fuel pressure gage, if you don't have one. I always start with the basics and go from there.

Tiny
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May 21, 2010.