1987 Chevrolet Camaro Not starting

Tiny
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  • 1987 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • 2.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
I drove the car last night I can hear the fuel pump turning on but it will not start the car has had a slow starting problem recently but now it won't start please help
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 6:36 AM

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Tiny
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All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Look down the carb while slowly opening the throttle and see if it is squirting fuel.

3) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 7:26 AM
Tiny
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I'm not getting any spark
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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Ignition modules are pretty common failures but it could also be the pick up coil or the ignition coil. These thinks need to be tested.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 7:57 AM

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