Alero wont start

Tiny
NAT FREEMAN
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  • 1999 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
I have a 99 Oldsmobile Alero, and this morning when my wife was leaving for work it died on her and now it won't start. It ries to turn over but wont catch. What are the possible causes?
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 4:08 PM

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Tiny
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Engine cranking, check for spark at the plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure.

To check for spark, use a spark tester. Pull spark plug wire off plug, stick tester in boot, ground metal part of tester to metal part of engine, watch for spark, engine cranking.

Some of the national brand autostores used to loan out a fuel pressure gage.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 4:23 PM

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