Well, the car will not run for one of two reasons, no spark, or no gas. If you get a can of starting fluid, and spray it into the air intake, and it still does not act like it will start, then you most likely have a spark problem. You can check this out by taking one of the spark plug wires off, and sticking a metal screwdriver into the plug wire, so it is in contact with the metal clip inside of the wire, and turn the car over while holding the screwdriver about a 1/8 of an inch from the block, if you see a spark jumping back and forth, and it is a blue spark, your spark system is working. If you do not get this spark, that is where you have to start checking for the problem. Now if your car has a coil for each spark plug, you will have to do this for each wire, to see if that coil has gone bad, but I believe your car has a single coil. O, by the way, just on the off chance that your car decided that this is the time to start up, make sure that nothing is near the belts, or anything that could hurt you if it were to start up. Tell who ever is turning it over, if it does start up, SHUT IT OFF FAST. One last thing, make sure you are not holding the screwdriver by any part of the metal, because if your spark system is working, you will be the very first to know about it.
Thursday, April 13th, 2006 AT 1:32 PM