1999 Chevrolet Metro

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy Metro 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

We have set the timing to napa, advance auto books the car still will not crank
Jimmy Page
October 23, 2010.

Hi Jimmy Page, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

If its cranking over and will not start-do below to determine if its compression, fuel or spark problem-let me know

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 so, 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

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing

Oct 23, 2010.