Will not start

Tiny
CRAZYGRANNY T
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET CELEBRITY
  • 2.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 128,372 MILES
Car was given to me. It has set for three years. Gas smelled like turpentine. I changed filter and fuel pump and still won't start. I've tried start it with starting fluid and it wants to but never catches. Help anyone! It's a 2.8 not 2.0.
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 9:16 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

When you say when using starting fluid it wants to but never catches, is the engine firing? Are you sure it is getting spark? If it is, have you checked to see if the injectors are clean and not plugged?

Take a look through these links and see if they help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-fuel-injector

Also, I realize the fuel pump is new, but have you confirmed the fuel pressure at the engine is within spec?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Here are the manufacturer's specs.

Fuel Pressure [1] .................... 284 - 325 kPa (41 - 47 psi)

[1] With the ignition "ON" and engine "OFF" (zero vacuum)

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
CRAZYGRANNY T
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Still trying and yes fuel pressurized test that's good. Waiting on friend to help with injectors. I'll keep you posted. Thank you
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Monday, August 5th, 2019 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Did you drain the old gas out and install fresh fuel? If so does it run on starting fluid?

This guide should help us:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Thursday, August 8th, 2019 AT 12:27 PM

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