1996 Chrysler Cirrus cranks but wont start

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
While cranking it will sometimes hit, as soon as you stop cranking it will hit but wont run, it has a new fuel pump assembly. The car ran with the bad pump but mow it only hits when you stop cranking, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:05 PM

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Tiny
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Confirm the fuel pressure with a gauge and give me the readings-when this is done we'll go to the next phase.

You making me think valve and ignition timing off.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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Hi the fuel pressure is 42, with the old pump it would run but very bad, had to really play with it a lot but it would start every time, now that it has pressure it wont run, as soon as the key leaves the crank position it will fire but not run, I remember a problem on an older chrysler that had a bad resistor that done the same thing, but this one has me at a loss.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:19 PM
Tiny
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Is this a distributor or direct ignition meaning coil packs.

If its a distributor-get a jumper wire connect one lead to the coil positive terminal and the other to the battery positve terminal-doing so you should see all the idiot lights inside-now attempt to start it.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:27 PM
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It has a dist but it must be self contained, I really cant see it too well but it appears to only have 6 spark plug wires attatched, getting ready to burn it. Lol.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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-get a jumper wire connect one lead to the coil positive terminal and the other to the battery positve terminal-doing so you should see all the idiot lights inside-now attempt to start it.

Find the coil and do above
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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I finally found my haynes manual to it, gotta strip it down to the dist the coil is inside the dist, thought I was just blind, the book said you had to replace as a unit, was not servicable, I did check the fire to the wires, seemed pretty stong, till the battery gave out, thanks for all your help, I'm sure I'll be back on here again tomorrow.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 8:45 PM

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