1995 Buick Regal NO gas

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1995 Buick Regal 56,000 miles

1995 Buick Regal. Doesn't start. Sounds like it's going to, but won't turn over, as if not getting any gas to the engine. Spark plugs are new, battery has been charged. Is this a fuel pump problem? Should I have some one come and replace it?
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 11:13 AM

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Tiny
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Are you sure the plugs are getting spark? As far as the fuel pump, it could be bad. Try this trick to see if it is fuel related. Get a can of starting fluid and see if the engine starts and runs for a few seconds.

Let me know. Also, I can give you directions on how to check fuel pump pressure if you need them.

Joe
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 11:33 AM
Tiny
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Well, I'm female, I know, I should know what you're talking about, but cars baffle me. I just don't want to have another big repair bill that doesn't fix the problem. It was running very rough at low speeds, so they changed the plugs, cleaned out the air flow areas, and changed transmission fluid and filter, still the same rough drive, then next day, failed to start all together, but sounds like it wants to start, just doesn't. If you think you can explain to me what to try I will! THANKYOU!
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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Some of the best mechanics I know are women, so don't be so rough on yourself.

A no start situation is usually fuel related or ignition related. To help you, I need you to determine which one it is. The easiest thing to do is try starting the car using starting fluid. It gets sprayed into the "throttle body" which is located at the end of the tube that runs from the airfilter to the engine. It will be mounted to the engine. Follow the directions on the can. Also, because it evaporated really fast, it would be easier to have a helper try to start the car after you spray it.

NOTE: Starting fluid is very flamable. Please follow all directions and warnings on the product can.

Let me know what you find, and step back from the car before it gets cranked just incase it backfires.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 12:51 PM

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