Mechanics

CHEVY WONT START

1993 Chevrolet Lumina

1993 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles

My lumina wont start it has been sitting for about 18 months. The electrical systems work fine. It just wont kick all tha way over. I've been told that I might just need starter fluid or to drain all tha gas out n replace it. But I would like to know for sure. It started fine when I first got it. What can it be?
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Marcus c.
August 10, 2010.



Do below to determine if its compression/fuel/or spark related issue and get back with some results, so that I can continue to assist you.

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, check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure tester designed for your fuel system to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pick-up strainer/fuel pump/pressure regulator and also listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light and see if it flashing-Depends on what type ignition system is yours, No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply to your vehicle disregard it meaning if it doesn't come with one ignore it and keep testing

Rasmataz
Aug 10, 2010.