1996 Chevy Cavalier car won't start when it sets out in the

Tiny
SGWILLI
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1996 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 90000 miles

My girlfriend's car when it set in the rain it won't start, it still turns over but nothing happens. The last straw was this big ice and snow storm we just had in Cincinnati but this time it cut off on her and she had to leave her car. The car usually will start after it stops raining and dries up.I'm thinging plugs wires and maybe coils. What do you think?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM

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Tiny
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My girlfriend's car when it set in the rain it won't start,

Next time it refuses to start do below and tell me what happened.

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 3:48 PM
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 9:31 AM
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Raz is right, The bst time to see if anything is sparking is at night with no lights on. This way you will see and hear if something is shorting out.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 9:17 AM

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