1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L DOHC 130,000 Miles

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DANIELJEDDY
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  • 1993 SATURN
The car sat for two months while I put money away to replace the brake system minus the lines. When I finished the car would not start after never not starting. The vehicle cranks but does not turn over. The fuel pump works and the pressure at the fuel rail is correct. The vehicle has spark. The person I bought the car from had changed the oil and left the fill cap off spraying oil all under the hood. When I replaced the spark plugs they were covered in oil and I believe that some may have gotten into the cylinders. I also used starting fluid after I replaced the fuel filter and determined that there was fuel reaching the injectors. I'm lost as to what to do next.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 1:03 AM

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BRUCE HUNT
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Wow, this is not good. You can not expect a filter and oil change to work a miracle. The engine is in dire need of repair. I doubt the engine oil loss will stop and the overheating will continue or get worse.

Checking the oil in a vehicle is very important. You run a car low on oil and coolant and you are asking to have serious enough problems to require an overhaul or a new car.

Fill the fluids to the top, drive the car and check the fluid levels. I am guessing that the compression is dropped in the cylinders. I suspect that the car is burning oil and the plugs are covered with oil deposit. Either that or you have a serious leak you need to find. I might also venture a guess that the head gasket it bad as well.

You need to watch the car closer.
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 AT 12:18 PM
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I am suspicous of some arcing going on, did you also replace the wires? Oil soaked wires are not a good thing. Check the wires at the coil also and make sure they are clean. USe dielectric grease at both ends of the new wires.

You can check the compression on the cylinders. Since it sat as long as it did, it may need a squirt of oil in each cylinder. 2 months isn't that long of a period, but.I've seen stranger.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 4:53 AM
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DANIELJEDDY
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I replaced the spark plug wires and now it seems as though there's no fuel. I can hear the pump and the fuel shoots out of the schreader valve. If one or two injectors were inoperable could that cause the no start. Could the powertrain control module cause a no start? How would I check that?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 10:03 PM
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The PCM can cause a no start. But it was running before. However, not having fuel, spark or compression will give the same symptom that you have. A noid light will tell if there is no pulse to the injector. If you are questioning fuel injectors, you can take a can of carb cleaner, spray the throttle body with the throttle plate open and then crank it. If it starts for a moment, then we can go from there.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 10:19 PM
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DANIELJEDDY
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I actually did take a carb cleaner and sprayed it into the throttle body and it did turn for a moment and then it stopped. I'll pick up a noid light today.
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Sunday, August 26th, 2007 AT 12:26 PM

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