Shut off while driving, cranks but does not start?

Tiny
ALINBRADFORD
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  • 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
My car just stopped one day while driving it. I've replaced the Transmission Range Sensor, the spark plugs, the timing belt and idler pulley, and now I've replaced the coil pack. It still doesn't start up. It will turn over and act like it wants to start but won't. What do I do?

Ignition Coil Replacement.


Update: I checked my oil and it's a milky color. What is wrong now?
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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If it is a creamy tan color, then it could be related to coolant getting into the oil via a failed head gasket. It's hard to tell by looking at the pic, but usually, it looks much worse than what you have.

Is it possible for you to record it cranking and upload it for me to hear?

In most cases, a crank no start is either a fuel-related issue or an ignition spark issue. Try this. See if it starts if you use starting fluid. If it does and then stalls, we know it is a fuel-related issue. If there is no change, I need you to check for a spark at the plugs. Here is a link that explains how it's done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-for-ignition-spark

Let me know what you find.

Take care,

joe

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Monday, June 26th, 2023 AT 10:41 PM

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