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Tiny
C.GOAD2000
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  • 1995 PONTIAC TRANSPORT
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES
My car wants to start but won't. We have tried everything and cant figure it out
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
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They have tried everything its not getting fire somewhere. Could you list somethings that could be causing it not to fire. We're trying to get ideas on what it could be
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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They have tried everything its not getting fire somewhere. Are you referring this as No Spark?
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 10:42 PM
Tiny
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The spark plugs are good they have replaced the whole fuel system, they have replaced the crank sensor, they have tested all the wires, the fuses, pretty much everything
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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They have pretty much ran out of ideas of what it could be. Could it possibly be one of the computers in the engine possibly
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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Check the valve and ignition timing and then get back with some results-
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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The valves are good and the timing is good
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
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I want you to do an engine compression check and give me the readings before I answer you again-
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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The compression was 185
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
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Are you getting a snapping blue spark from the plugwires while engine is being crank over- and also is the fuel pressure within specs-give me the readings
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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The pressure is 42
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
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Yes we're getting a blue spark. Yes the fuel pressure is normal
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pressure is okay-what about a snapping blue spark
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 11:59 PM
Tiny
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Yes it has a snapping blue spark
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 12:07 AM
Tiny
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185psi of compression?

You got a snapping blue spark and the correct fuel pressure and injectors are pulsing-its time to check the valve and ignition timing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
belt/chain.
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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They have checked all that and it's all working good
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 12:28 AM
Tiny
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Yes compression is 185 psi
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 12:30 AM
Tiny
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This is as far as I can take you-Something don't jive here-You got compression, fuel and spark and still don't want to combust-I'm confused here-
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 12:37 AM
Tiny
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Could it be a computer in the engine
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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Could be the car computer
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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 AT 5:59 AM

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