Vehicle will not start @ all!

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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

The link explains how to test for vacuum leaks.

The air hose is the one between the air cleaner and throttle body. Check for cracks on the hose or its connection.

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 2:23 PM
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Hi. Once again it's. Me.I was told I need a fuel injection clean& throttle body clean. Where are the located& how do I clean them both? I don't have a 130$ to let someone do it for me& told me that's the reason its idling the way it is. Please help! Thanks in advance

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:56 PM
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Hi.I can not locate my fuel injectors on my vehicle! Honestly I believe it's a vacuum line or hose.I'm not quite certain. It's still idling high& is missing.I'm just so Lost!

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM
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Vaccum leakages can cause high idling and misfirings and you should try to get this rectified first. Forget about what people telling what it could be and to check this and that. You need to follow proper procedures for diagnosing problems and not guessing on prossibilities. I only work on information you provide so if I get the wrong data, you are going to get the wrong answer.

Get a can of carb cleaner and after starting engine, spray a little the carb cleaner around suspected vacuum leakages and if the engine idling changes, that is the area you should be looking for leaks.

Do not over spray and concentrate on one small area at a time, with short spurts.

Injectors are at intake manifolds, attacheed to the fuel rails and not directly visible.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 8:31 PM
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Ok.I appreciate that response.I'm tired of guessing& being mislead! This is my new issue! I changed my last spark plug! Now the car cranks w/ease but will not stay on! It's like one thing after another! Back to back! If I crank& keep my foot on the gas. Everything is fine. Car is idling right. All the good stuff. When I take my foot off it shuts down! That started after changing spark plug!

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:38 PM
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Recheck your work. Something could have not been plugged in correctly or loose.
Get a scan done to check for trouble codes. Most parts stores provides free scanning servies. DO NOT change anything first, just let us know the trouble code is fany found.

I don't go around guessing, we need to diagnose the problem and remember, you are our eyes so what you give us is what we are working on.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:57 PM
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Yes! I appreciate that! The not guessing part! That's what I'm tired of doing.(Guessing) I have to try to get it some where ASAP to see why it won't stay going! Every one is giving so many different answers that I'm lost.I will continue to keep you informed& ask you questions I am totally lost& frustrated right now I don't know where to turn or what to do. I appreciate your time& effort greatly

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 1:49 AM
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Go to Autozone and let them check for any codes

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 3:01 AM
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It's free at autozone

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 3:03 AM
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We are here to back you up so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

I have this to suggest, forget everything that had occurred and we start from new. Sometimes problems are resolved and a new one comes up due to something else and we tend to overlook those that we have worked through.

We restart from zero and the basics.

1. List out the symptoms presently showing.
2. Check for trouble codes.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 5:42 AM
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Thanks for all the answers you guys. Last night It begin to get a little late so I went out this morning& tried to start the car. Its back to that clicking sound again! Doing nothing but a click! I did get a diagnostic test done a few weeks ago from auto zone. P0300 is one code.& I needed to change one last spark plug& I changed that yesterday& it also reads the other probable cause could be a vacuum leak! I just don't know how to determine the vacuum leaks. Also my oxygen sensors need to be changed! It also says that system is running rich or lean! I'm lost& frustration is setting in.I'm trying to do whatever I can myself b/c everyone is very pricey when it comes to this vehicle! That's why I appreciate all that you have helped me with

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 1:58 PM
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If you want to do things yourself and needs our assistance, you need to follow instructions acccordingy. If you want to listen to what others can offer, let me know so I can opt out.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 2:10 PM
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Im asking for the help from you guys.I will do my best to follow the instructions. It's just getting to me.B/c I think it's a minor problem

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 2:33 PM
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Hi. KHLow2008. Any suggestions? The vehicle is still not cranking. Only making the same clicking sound. Nothing more. Nothing less!

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 6:10 PM
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You don't seem to be following what I have suggested. This started from the beginning and I had already told you what to do and have you done those?
Check starter, battery and terminal connections.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 7:21 PM
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Hi.I just recently made it home.I checked the battery& the terminals&& I did tap the starter it did crank after a few times but it will not stay on if my foot is not in the gas.& When I let off the gas it shuts off& did not want to crank again so easily

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 8:47 PM
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This means the starter is not in good condition and might need repair/replacement.

As to the running issues, get the codes read again and see if there are none, you need to check the idle control system which. Have you found the air leak (vacuum noise)?

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 10:31 PM
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Thanks. Could you let me know how to go about checking the idle control system please.I don't know where to begin when that is concerned. When I changed my last spark plug which is the 2nd one on the driver side I removed the big hose (not sure of the proper name) Its connected to my throttle body.I noticed my throttle body was dirty.I also changed a small hose that was dry rotted& looked original thought maybe that would've helped. It didn't.I have not located the air leak yet.I am so confused right now b/c it sounds Like it wants to run good when ever it does start up. How could I go about repairing the starter If possible

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
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You need to get the engine running first before you are able to get it to run properly. If the starter cranks intermittently, it usually means the carbon brushes are running low and the knock of the starter can only work for a short period of time before it completely fails. Unless you have the knowhow, tools and parts to perform repairs the only thing you can do is replace it.

The big hose is the air hose I refered to. If any part of it is leaking, you would have running issues.

You mentioned the throttle body being dirty, you would need to clean it up as a dirty throttle body would affect the idling.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 6:11 AM
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Good morning.I went out this morning& cleaned my throttle body. The car still will not stay on unless I keep my foot on the gas pedal.

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