Engine cranks but does not start

Tiny
JOSHUA VALENTINE
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  • 1988 SAAB 900
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
Hello, my car decided one morning to just not start. It will turn over but won't start.

I checked the fuel pump, and it works. Cracked the fuel line at the fuel distributor, and it spewed like a thumb over a garden hose.

I also checked for spark at the spark plug, and it seems to be sparking well, and rhythmically.

What could be the problem here?
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
JOSHUA VALENTINE
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So, it looks like it was a loose wire around the AMM. I was looking for the AMM, and I was moving some wires out of my way, when one of them just fell out of the crimp sleeve they were in. I stripped the ends of the wires, and put a new sleeve in, and it started right up!
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Sunday, June 19th, 2022 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Great job and thank you for letting us know. I feel confident that your repair will help others in the future.

Take care and please feel free to come back in the future.

Joe
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Sunday, June 19th, 2022 AT 10:34 PM

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