Cranks but no start condition: Fuel and Spark: Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.
March, 9, 2012 AT 8:08 PM
2005 Outlander, Same issue, died all of sudden, now cranks but will not start. Tried to jump start eliminated battery & alternator as problem. Did spark test get no spark when crank key and have plug out against bolt head in fire wall, did with two plugs. Would like to replace ignition coils but I cannot find them. The tubes that go over the plugs are not the coils on this car. The outlander has 2 coil packs and they look different than the spark plug caps, where are they located?