Engine not running?

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MIKE1014
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Relpaced asd relay no fuses, fusable links don't know if I should get contenuity between green and orange wire beteen relay and injector
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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GRASSIER
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Well I actually already tested the ASD relay and it was fine. Plus it also controls the fuel pump and it is working fine while the car is cranking. The fuel makes it all the way to the throttle body but never seems to get injected into the engine. Could it be just the fuel regulator? I just didnt think the fuel regulator would just quit all of a sudden like that? Figured it must be something computer or electrical.

What else can I try?
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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You need to check for pulse at the injector, that is why I asked you to check for power at the injector plug. If you have a "noid" light see if it flashes when cranking
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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GRASSIER
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OK I will check tonight and report back! Thanks!
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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TIMOTHYJSAUNDERS
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  • 1993 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
I recently arced the positive terminal of the battery to the hood and blew 2 fusible links. I repaired them and the car won't start. I was told the ecm was bad so I changed it and still nothing. The car turns over and starts for a second then shuts off. It turns over after that but thats it. When I turn the key on I only get a 9V reading on the volt gauge but the battery is brand new. I have also tried replacing the coil and still nothing. What else could it be?
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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Lets start with the basics. Which engine do you have?

Measure the voltage at the coil's positive terminal. You should see 12 volts for one second after turning on the ignition switch, then it should come back during cranking.
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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KATHYLOWERY
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  • 1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
  • 50,000 MILES
92 plymouth acclaim 2.5 wont start getting weak spark replaced roter cap coil fuel pump working and plugs ready to pull hair out
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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DOCDTC
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Kathy,
When is the last time the timing belt was replaced? Have you done any testing of the hall-effect pick-up assembly in the dist? Is/Was the check engine light prior to the no-start condition? And finally, have you checked to see if you are getting injector pulse? With a little more info, I think we can save your hair. Let me know, Doc
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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KATHYLOWERY
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Car was running great just stopped all of the sudden and would not start timing belt good timing good also
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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If you have weak but consistent spark, suspect the ignition coil. Everything that triggers it is working.
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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DOCDTC
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Have you checked for inj. Pulse? Injectors are driven by the ASD relay(B+) and switched on the ground side. Check for power on the Dk. Grn-Org wire at the fuel injector. If you have power there, Next hook the clamp end of your test light to B+ and probe the other side while cranking. The light should flash.
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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JAPPYAPPLERED
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  • 1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
92 Acclaim ran great until parked for a few months without being started. Battery was dead & could not be jumped. I had an old battery from my honda civic that still had %80 charge, so I threw it in hoping it would start. The car sounds like it has plenty of power & cranks real fast, but will not start. My question is, is it possible I just need the right battery & it will start? I don't want to buy a new one if it doesnt fix the problem. Any help would be great!
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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The battery's job is to spin the engine and what you have is cranking the engine just fine I would:
check the timing belt
check for fuel and spark
let me know what is missing
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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KATHYLOWERY
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I have even pored small amount of fuel into carb/injector and could not get results
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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JAPPYAPPLERED
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Aparently the timing belt, distributor cap & rotor, plugs & wires were already replaced. Perhaps the plugs are foulded? But would this happen just from sitting? The car is at a friends house out of town so I haven't had access to it for a few days.
What are the chances of a fuel pump going bad from the car just sitting? I'n my honda I can always hear the fuel pump prime when I turn the key, but I heard nothing with the Acclaim.
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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KATHYLOWERY
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I have replaced plugs coil wires distcap distbutton part under button torn front of motor apart and check timing belt for quality and position all appears good
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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I would check.

Check for spark and check for fuel
go to the tank and hit it while a helper tries starting the engine
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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92ACCLAIM
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  • 1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
  • 67,000 MILES
I bought this car used 2 weeks ago, the person who sold it to me had it for sale sitting for a year in the half. I drove it back to my garage, changed all the fluids and everything. Started the car like 8 times until it stopped cranking. When I turn the key to start, there is a click coming from the starter relay and when I release the key from start to on it clicks once more. I replaced the starter cause I thought that initially was the problem. Got the battery load tested, it was good, charged the battery too. There are two wires that go to the starter solenoid, Red wire (always hot) and the S terminal brown wire which is only hot when trying to crank. I light tested the red wire and it was bright and looked great. However when I test light the S terminal wire, the light was a dim light when I turned the key to see if its getting proper voltage. I never seen a test light test shine "dim". Checked all terminals and ground to make sure free of corrosion. In addition, I can start the car by taking a flat head by touching the solenoids red wire nut to the S terminal and it starts right away! So im stuck and have no idea what to do. Im getting extremely inpatient however im keeping cool. Please help
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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First of all, great job. You checked about everything I would have told you to. However, have you check the starter relay? Try switching it with another one that has the same part number and see if that helps. Also, check the voltage to the relay if the new relay doesn't work.
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Friday, July 24th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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JOEDOLLARHIDE
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  • 1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 MILES
Why won't my car start I just drove it this morning and it has power. The starter is good. It sounds like is trying to it just won't actually start.
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