1990 Oldsmobile Ciera Engine not starting or stalling

Tiny
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  • 1990 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
Drove for 35 miles ran fine. Stopped at store and started and drove home. 1/2 hour later car would not start. Later in the day, the car started with no problem. When it didn't start, it would turn over, but not fire. What would cause the car to not want to start, but start fine later in the day? I'm thinking electrical, but I'm not a car guy.
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 8:25 PM

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Tiny
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Next time it stalls and refuses to start don't wait for nothing do below to catch it-if its fuel or spark problem.

Have someone crank the engine while you ground an unattached plug wire to the block and check for spark, it should be bright blue and have a nice snapping sound.

With a fuel pressure gauge, test the actual fuel pressure at the fuel rail
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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 5:42 AM

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