Starting problem?

Tiny
YELLOWHRNT13
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  • 1992 FORD PROBE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Starting problem? I have a 92 Probe LX V6. It started to stall out got it home and it sat for about 1 ½ months before looking at it. It gets fuel and has spark going to the plugs. So I pulled a plug and found them to be original at 114,000. Miles so I put new plugs in and ran great put about 60 mi on it stopped at about 6 places and thought YES got it fixed! I was going to take it to work today and it’s not starting? It turns over and every once in a while it catches like it’s going to start but then doesn’t. What do I look for?
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 12:47 PM

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Tiny
GINGY012
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It sounds like it might be your starter and look at your timing belt because with a bad timing belt the car won't start. And since you said you are getting fuel also one more thing to look for your alternator and see if it is putting out enough power. My best advice for you is to get an electrically test done.
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 1:06 PM
Tiny
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If the starter turns the engine over why or how could it be that? Timing belt is one of the things I was thinking, is there a test to do to verify that? Alternator is putting out good voltage I looked at that already. What confuses me is I changed the plugs Sat. And took it for a 5 mi test run started it about 5 times, took it Sun filled the tank and put the 60 mi on it with about 6 stops and ran just fine. This morning will not start it turns over just fine. What or how do I do an electrical test on it? Maybe week spark?
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 1:39 PM
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GINGY012
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You would need to bring it to a mechanic's shop and there they will preform the test. Also did you check the distributor?
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 1:52 PM
Tiny
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I did check the distributor and looked clean with very minumum use. Thank you for your help!
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
GINGY012
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No problem and good luck!
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
YELLOWHRNT13
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Hi I have put a new coil in and runs good!
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 1:53 PM
Tiny
GINGY012
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Alright glad to hear its now running
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Do me a favor, check the fuel pump pressure. Even though you are getting fuel, it may not have enough pressure to open the poppet on the injectors. Also, check to make sure the injectors are getting power. You need a noid light to check. Most parts stores will lend one to you. All you do is disconnect the injector and plug the wiring into the light. Crank the engine and the light should pulse when it receives power. To make it really easy, see if it will start for a few seconds with starting fluid. If it does, you know it's fuel related.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 7:31 PM

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