1992 Pontiac Firebird My Car Crank but do not start

Tiny
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  • 1992 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
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1992 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80 000 miles

I took my car out after the winter and it started, but it made the same noise of a car running out of gaz. When I start my car the engine cranks, but do not start. I changed the distribution cap and the battery, but, this did not make any difference. I also checkedr if the spark plugs were powered and they all are. Also I cleaned every single connecter and verified all the fuses of the car. Also we try to incorporate some starting aerosol product into the intake, without any result.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 4:13 PM

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Tiny
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You got spark and you use a starting aerosol and didn't start-I recommend you check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter and the fuel pump.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 5:12 PM
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The fuel pump is working properly the only thing that I didn't was the fuel filter maiy be it is block and because of that I didn't enough fuel pressure. Also I try to pour directly some gaz in the engine without any result. I wondering if the problem maybe come from the anti-theif systhem which can be malfonctionning.
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure tester and recheck the spark
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 2:46 PM
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I change my fuel filter, but without any positive result also the fuel pressure seems to be normal at the engine. I notify that my fuel have a strange brownish color when I remove the old fuel filter. From this I think that my fuel injectors are dirty so the fuel cannot get to the pistons.
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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The car is still cranking but do not start I clean my fuel tank my fuel line, change the fuel filter. I wonder if my injector are not stock with something so the gas cannot get to the pistons.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 7:02 PM
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Crank the engine over and listen to the injectors are they clickng? If not then its not spraying fuel to the cylinders. BTW are you getting spark?
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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My Sparkplug are covered by something called "Dry Fouling" in the NGK website quote: "
Dry and Wet Fouling
Although there are many different cases, if the insulation resistance between the center electrode and the shell is over 10 ohms, the engine can be started normally. If the insulation resistance drops to 0 ohms, the firing end is fouled by either wet or dry carbon."


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/333366_readdryandwet_1.jpg



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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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For unknown reason I don't have spark any more, I mean by this that now my spark plug are not powered. I try prior this week I test all my spark plug and wire with a test light and everything was working properly for the wire and most of the time for the plug, but now I don't have any power in my wire even if the rotators and the distribution cap are brand new.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 10:41 AM
Tiny
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No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Finally the problems where the spark plug and a block exhaust pipe! Thank for your help
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 8:50 AM

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