1986 Chevy Beretta car does not start at various times

Tiny
DAYDREAM65
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  • 1986 CHEVROLET BERETTA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,500 MILES
For quite a while some times once a week sometimes in the morning or at the end of the day like yesterday my car was started without a problem 5 times / then after an hour at a basketball game it cranked over but will not start. Running lights came on wire were getting a spark when I got a jump the car started and it started today. The battery is ok the starter and altinator is ok its been very frustrating its been suggested it may be the fuel pump relay where is it in my car can you help im sorry I dont have a credit card
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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Hello, my info didn't show a Beretta in 86, it did for 87.

Do you have a distributor or dis ignition, this info showed dis? Can you check for codes?

Can you you check for injector pulse? Take a connector loose from an injector, use an led test lite between the terminals on the connector plug, have a helper crank the engine, see if the lite pulses?


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/170934_aldl_7.jpg



If your datalink connector looks like the above, you can use a jumper between terminals A & B, turn the key on, no crank, the mil starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes.

Can you check fuel pressure?
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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Sorry but it was a 1996 chevy baretta with the of and on no start problem. Does it make a difference to the response of your answer?
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
JDL
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Hello, your obd11, you need an obd11 code reader or scanner to check codes. The other procedure was for OBD1, you can't use it.

As far as checking injector pulse, with the engine cranking, go ahead.
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 11:00 AM

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