Car cranks will not start

Tiny
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  • 2001 SUZUKI VITARA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
(Grand Vitara) it is not a power issue. I still have power battery's good, but car cranks over but will not start. Sounds like it wants to start sometimes but sounds almost like it does not have enough gas to start. But it has plenty gas all fluids look good. I tried a jump start. I tried giving it a little gas (only tried once not too much).
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 9:26 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you have either weak fuel pump or a crankshaft angle sensor that is out.

Here is a guide hat will get us started to see if you have spark and fuel pressure:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

I posted how to remove one of your coil's leave it plugged in put a plug on the end of the boot of it. Ground the plug and crank it over and look for a blue spark. Let's start there then we will check other thing's.

Ignition coil assembly (igniter and ignition coil:

Removal.

1. For H25 engine, remove ignition coil cover.
2. Disconnect ignition coil coupler.

3. Remove ignition coil bolt (1), and then pull out ignition coil assembly (2).

Installation.
Install in reverse order of removal.

Please let us know what happens so it will help others.

Cheers
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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So you want me to remove one of the plugs and put a spark plug on the end of it and put it against a ground?
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes, unless you have a spare plug somewhere? It does not start so cranking it a few time's without the plug will be okay. Just stand to the side of the engine so you do not get hit by the compression blast.
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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The problem ended up being the crankshaft angle sensor. Thanks for your time. This site rocks!
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 4:33 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear you got it started.

Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM

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