First pull distributer cap, Have someone crank engine while you watch the rotor(in distributer) it should spin around while engine cranks if it doesn't, You have a bad timming belt, Get a manual and replace.
If it does spin, Pull out a spark plug put the wire on, hold the threaded part against the engine block (to ground) crank engine and see if you have a spark.
If you have a spark Try to start the engine with a shot of starting fluid sprayed into the air intake(air filter). If it starts then stalls in a second or two, You have a fuel problem, Disconnect the fuel line from the carb. Turn key on and fuel should flow from the hose (turn off key as soon as you see fuel from hose),
If no fuel from hose, go to the rear pass. Side of car get down on the ground have someone turn key to run and listen for the fuel pump, (right in front of gas tank. If it is running, replace the rear and/or front fuel filters, until you get gas from the hose at the engine.
If not remove test andif needed replace fuel pump, If it tests good out of the car but won't run installed, Then locate and test the fuel pump relay.
If you get it run but not good try a compression test,
Also check for anything binding or broken. Hope this helps!
Sunday, March 18th, 2007 AT 4:28 AM