Engine will not start

Tiny
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  • 1995 OPEL ASTRA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
The engine starts but will not turn over. Also the engine dash light is off (does not go on at all).
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 9:25 AM

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Tiny
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What do you mean by it will start but not turn over? Will the engine start? Is the problem related to the starter not engaging (hence not turn over)?
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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The engine swings but does not want to start. And my engine management light stays off and does not go on with all the other dash lights.
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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Try something for me. See if the engine will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does, fuel is not getting to the engine and we can check that next. If it does not start, there is no spark to the plugs.
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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I have tried what you have said and still nothing. Do you by any chance know why my engine management light will not go on at all.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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The light can be an issue with the ECM or something as simple as a bad bulb. Since it does not start with starting fluid, I have to assume there is no spark to the plugs. If you can, confirm that for me. If I am correct, you may have something as simple as a bad crank sensor.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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No spark as you said. Is there a way that one can check if the sensor is suspect or not?
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 3:17 AM
Tiny
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The sensor needs to be checked for output. Using a scanner, you should be able to determine if there is a signal or not.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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I had this problem is was the crankshaft sensor.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 AT 1:36 PM

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