Car won't start but gets spark

Tiny
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  • 1992 GEO METRO

It won't start, but turns over and gets spark. Also, the fuel pump does come on. What could be the problem?

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 1:59 AM

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Tiny
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Check if the fuel injectors are pulsing.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Could it be the ignitor? I heard that somewhere

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 6:43 AM
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If you are getting sparks, it is not the ignitior.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 6:45 AM
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Well there was gas coming out of the line. Could it still be the injectors?

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 6:47 AM
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Gas at fuel rail does not mean they would be getting to the cylinders. The injectors need to pulse to allow fuel to get into the cylinders. Try some starting fluids to see if it fires up.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 7:08 AM

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