DIED WHILE DRIVING, AND WONT START.

  • Tiny
  • DavidD88
  • 1994 GMC Sonoma
  • 130,000 miles

The engine shut off while driving and wont start now. It sounds like it wants to start but doesnt turn over. I pulled off the air filter cover and had a friend try and start it. It looked as if fuel was getting to the engine, I even sprayed some starting fluid and it would start. I replaced the ignition coil, distributer cap, and rotor. It started up, but died after about 3 seconds, and wont start again. Any ideas what the problem might be?

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 7:38 PM

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  • Tiny
  • DavidD88
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In my question I put, I sprayed starting fluid and it would start. I meant that it WOULD NOT start.

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 8:17 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Check the fuel pressure if its within specs and injection pulses if okay-

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

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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 5:37 AM

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