My car just stop on me in the middle of the road.

Tiny
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE AURORA
  • 150,000 MILES

My car just stop on me in the middle of the road and wouldnt start back up I wont to know wat caused it

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
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Go to this walk thru link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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If it cranks good but wont start, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure.

To check for spark, pull a spark plug wire loose, where applicable. Use a spark tester in the boot. Ground metal part of tester to metal part of engine. Engine cranking, watch for spark to jump the tester gap. Your local autostore should sell a spark tester, doesnt cost much.

Check for applicable trouble codes. At the least, you need an obd2 code reader to check codes. Your local autostore should have one.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 AT 9:01 PM

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