1994 GEO PRIZM WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • J. Mike Charles
  • 1994 GEO PRIZM

Engine problem
1994 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 160, 00 miles

While driving the car sputterd and engine stopped. There may have been an indication of overheating before it stopped (daughter's car). Spark is good, timing belt is okay, good fuel pressure up to the rail. I think the fuel injectors are not getting a signal. Checked fuses. Replaced fuel filter (was overdue). Cranks over but no sign of trying to start.
Any helpful suggestion would be appreciated she needs the car to get to school.

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008 AT 12:02 PM

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  • Mmprince4000
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You can check the injector pulse with a noid light. There are also some relay's that could be bad, or try some starting fluid in the throttle body, if it runs a few seconds and dies, the fuel pressure or injectors.

If it doesn't fire at all, then spark, distributor equiped cars have an ignition module that can go bad. Module is located inside the distributor, believe it or not you can buy a reman'd distributor w/new igniton module cheaper than the module itself.

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