Can you tell me what the problem is

Tiny
RSIMONS2277
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  • 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
My car started losing power the completely shut down. I changed the starter, alternator, and all four coils and my car still won't start. I thought it might be my fuel pump but my fuel pump seems to be working fine. When I turn the key I can hear it try to start, but instead just makes a rrr sound. I can not seem to figure out what the problem is.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:14 PM

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Tiny
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I'm not sure why you replaced the starter, alt and coils. Was there no spark to the plugs? Was the battery going dead? Did the starter not engage?

As of now, are you getting spark to the plugs? Even thought you can hear the fuel pump, have you confirmed that it is producing the proper amount of fuel pressure?

Try this and tell me the results. See if the engine will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid to start it.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:24 PM
Tiny
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The plugs are new but I don't know about the fuel pump though it might not be
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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Even thought the plugs and coils are new, there may be an issue with the ignition system that isn't sending power to the plugs. As a result, there would be no spark to burn the fuel and the engine wouldn't run. You need to confirm it is getting spark.

On the other hand, if the fuel pump can't produce enough pressure, the injectors will not inject fuel into the engine. Again, it won't run.

If you can, try what I said with the starting fluid. If it starts with it, then there is no fuel getting to the engine. If it doesn't start with starting fluid, then there is no spark to the plugs. Once we establish that, I can better direct you.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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Well the thing is I would have to pump the gas just to get it to start everytime I put gas in.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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If it won't start at all now, I really feel that is a different issue.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Like what
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:39 PM
Tiny
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That could be an issue with the idle air control valve, a vacuum leak, EVAP issues, bad coolant temp sensor. Did the check engine light come on when this happened?
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes but it says that all three transmission coils are popping and I had some check it and they said it wasn't the issue. That all three shouldn't be popping at the same time.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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I think you are referring to the ignition coils. Do you mean they are firing all at the same time?
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Maybe
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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There are too many variables. I need to know if the plugs are getting spark and if the fuel pump pressure is within the manufacturer's specs. Either one of them isn't working properly or there is a bigger problem.
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 7:55 PM

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