1990 GEO PRIZM CAR WONT START

  • Tiny
  • Mbtank
  • 1990 GEO PRIZM

1990 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 145698 miles

got up this morning and the car wont start I changed plus pulug wires and distribitor cap ansd rotor button car tries to turn over and I can smell gas but it wont fire the car stalled on mt the other day but started back up what could be the problem?

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 4:08 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not 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 problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing.

Fuel pump and Injector/s checks out-start checking the ignition system-power to coil, coil/s itself, distributor pick-up, control module, Cam and Crankshaft sensors.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 4:21 PM
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  • Mbtank
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Ok battery6 is low have to charge it to check for spark will update when its charged and checked to see if im getting spark

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 5:19 PM
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  • Mbtank
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Ok battery charged but not getting any spark.I have changed the plugs and plug wires as well as the distributor cap what would cause the no spark condition?

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 6:48 PM
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  • Rasmataz
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Check for power to coil, coil resistances, distributor pick-up coil resistances, air gap, ignitor, and ignition signal from the computer.

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:33 PM
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Will do thank you and I wil let you know what I find out

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Monday, March 24th, 2008 AT 12:40 AM
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I have decided with the age of the car and the cost of getting the parts and the time it will take to repair the car its not worth it I am either gonna selll it or have it haueld to the junkyard if there are any offers for the car they will be considered

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 9:43 PM

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