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1998 Buick Park Avenue Question: car wont start

 

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jjmommom, 3.8L V6, Centreville, MD, May 28, 2010, 16:41
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gages jump around when you try to start it but it wont start checked battery told it could be computer problem

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, May 28, 2010, 16:55
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    I would check the basics first.
    When an engine wont start, there are a couple of things you must check.
    1. Spark at the spark plugs
    2. Fuel pressure from the fuel pump
    3. Fuel injectors are operating correctly (opening).
    4. Engine timing is correct (cam-crankshaft timing and ignition timing)
    You'll find there will be a problem with one of these, once you identify it then diagnose the circuit or system accordingly.

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    jjmommom, June 01, 2010, 06:28
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    is all digital it is getting spark and gas but still wont start gauges jump around

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    Visitor, August 28, 2010, 12:20

    I have the same problem seems to be something with computer

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    zman72 September 18, 2010, 23:10
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    make sure it is in park all the way.nutral safety switch

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