1996 Chevy Cavalier my car cranks but wont start.

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
I turn the key it wants to start but doesnt. I think it might be my alternator but im not sure.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 6:35 AM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

The above link has some articles, you might look at.

If the battery has a full charge and the cables are ok. I don't think it is your alternator. The starter gets cranking voltage from the battery. Does it crank ok?

If it cranks ok, have a helper crank it, while you check for spark at the plugs, go from there.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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Yes it cranks and the plugs r new I checked the gaps but the gaps or fine
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 11:02 AM
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You need to visually see if the plugs spark, with the engine cranking. Pull a plug boot, stick a known good plug in the boot, ground metal part of plug to metal part of engine, watch for spark to jump at the tip of plug as the engine is being cranked. If spark checks out at several plugs, check fuel pressure.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have done that. But still nuthing. Also my enginee started to drown.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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If your saying it has spark everywhere but the engine is flooding. I'd check fuel pressure--injectors--coolant temp sensor. I'd also put a scanner on it, check for codes and look at any live data.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 9:07 AM
Tiny
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Ok I checked it an I have hardly any presure I get more presure when I unplug the small hose and I believe the gaskets are broken.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 3:38 PM
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If the hose you unplugged was for the fuel pressure regulator, if there is gas in the hose, the regulator is faulty.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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Ok then ill try tht and well c if not ill b back.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
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I'll be here, somewhere.
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 10:12 AM

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