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Old 05/03/11, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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why the fuck wont my car start

The car has been starting and driving fineup until I parked it lastnnight. Went to start it this morning, it starts up and promptly dies before I even leave the driveway. lights, stereo, seatbelt all have power, so I Tried jumping it and it just turns and chugs like its trying to start but won't. I figure maybe its just too cold out. This afternoon I pull the battery to get is tested at autozone just in case...full charge, so I go back clean the terminals and battery posts and try to start the car. Same thing, chugs and turns like its about to start but won't. doesn't take to jumper cables either

I have ruled out the alternator as the battery wouldn't have charged if it was bad, and with a bad starter the car wouldn't try to start. Plugs were changed a month ago and its got like an eighth. tank of gas. Soair, fuel and spark are good. The battery is less than a month old and I cleaned the battery posts and cars terminals...I am drawing a blank

BTW 94 n/a eclipse. I'm looking for reasons it won't start other than being a dsm.
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Old 05/03/11, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Skipped a tooth and jumped outta time? Lulz.
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Old 05/03/11, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOLOLOLOL dizumzzz ftw.
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OH WAIT THE SLOWEST SHIT I'VE BUILT IS FASTER THAN THE FASTEST SHIT YOU'VE BUILT OMG OMG
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Old 05/03/11, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=CHZBRGR;253416]Skipped a tooth and jumped outta time? Lulz.[/QUOTE

Wouldn't it have ran like shit for the whole 30 seconds it ran this morning? I thought that too, but it idled perfectly normal
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Coulda jumped and that's why it died.....lol.

Check and see, only way to find out?

Other than that.....if it's got spark, air, and fuel, it should start lol.
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Are you SURE it's got spark and fuel?


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Old 05/03/11, 05:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fairly certain...the plugs aren't even a month old...fuel filter has been a while, but its had no symptoms of being clogged to the point the car won't start
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The plugs may have nothing to do with it though :O
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There is more to fuel and spark than plugs and a filter, lol. See if you hear the fuel pump pressurizing when you turn the key to the ON position before you start it. Also check your coil pack for spark. I think DSMs like to have coil packs go out.
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Have you physically checked for spark with a spark tester or fuel pressure with a gauge?
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Have you physically checked for spark with a spark tester or fuel pressure with a gauge?
This is what I was getting at.
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Old 05/03/11, 05:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Kinda hard to break out gauges I don't have during the short time in-between jobs. But still seems odd they would take a shit randomly with no sign of trouble

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PLUGS MAY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.



They could be 2 seconds old, or 2 million years old.....

If the coil(s) took a shit, it still will not get any spark!
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Old 05/03/11, 05:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Some how I think that was an accidental repost.
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Old 05/03/11, 05:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well we can say I was accidentally madbro.
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