i was driving my car today and it was running normal. All of a sudden it cut off. I noticed that the oil was a quart over full so i thought maybe that was the reason so i went and got everything for a oil change and changed the oil filter although this was done one week ago :( it still wouldnt start so i put plugs on it thinking that maybe the plugs had gotton flooded....nope that didnt work either. So advance suggested a crank shaft censor that didnt work either. I have checked all spark plugs they are getting fire. The number one cylindar is getting gas but 234 is dry....i can hear the fuel pump turn on...the car turns over like it wants to start but it just aint doing it.....any suggestions on what it may be???? thanks ....Katie
HELP PLEASE i need to get my car started!!!! on 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
by rjakmc2010 in Orange, VA on October 06, 2012
2 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by pushrod , October 06, 2012
HELLO NEIGHBOR, YOU WILL NEED A SCAN TEST AND FUEL PRESSURE CHECK. LOTS OF THINGS IT COULD BE. SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY GETTING THIS DONE,SOME HOW. MAY NEED A TOW TO THE SHOP! WISH I COULD TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO DO BUT I CANT. GOOD LUCK.
COMMENT by rjakmc2010 , October 06, 2012
Thanks....im really at a dead end now. what is my odds of being able to get a scan test done on a Sunday??? And does that cost??? if so what range do you think that i am looking at ??
COMMENT by pushrod , October 06, 2012
SUNDAY REPAIRS ARE TOUGH TO GET. COST DEPENDS ON WHO DOES THE WORK. AUTO PARTS STORES WILL DO THE SCAN FOR FREE. BUT IF YOUR CAR DONT RUN WELL! SHOPS CHARGE DIFFERENT PRICES. I SAY AROUND 75.00. YOU CAN SPEND A LOT THROWING PARTS AT IT ALSO. STILL YOUR BEST BET IS TO GET IT CHECKED SO YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS! SOUNDS LIKE A FUEL PRESS. OR INJECTOR PULSE PROB. BUT THAT IS JUST A BEST "GUESS" GET IT CHECKED!! AGAIN, GOOD LUCK!
COMMENT by rjakmc2010 , October 07, 2012
If the car dosent have a blow off valve for the fuel how can i check it????????? I am stuck on the side of the road....and options are low. i was comming to visit my mother with my small children and this happend to me....school starts back to morow and i am just in a tight bind
COMMENT by pushrod , October 07, 2012
THERE HAS TO BE A WAY OUT OF THIS ONE, YOU CAN'T DO MUCH REPAIR WORK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I THINK YOUR ONLY OPTION IS TO CHECK AROUND AND GET SOME HELP. GET IT TOWED AND FIXED! BORROW A CAR,RENT A CAR. STUFF HAPPENS IF THIS THE WORST THING EVER TO GO WRONG THEN IT AIN'T BAD AT ALL. WISH I COULD BE MORE HELP BUT IT WILL WORK OUT!
ANSWER by goodguy , October 07, 2012
I agree with wetry you should check the fuel pressure and scan test for codes
COMMENT by rjakmc2010 , October 09, 2012
hey :) i just want to say thanks to all of your advice comes to find out the car had 166,000 miles with the factory timming chain....it snapped :( but the part will be here today and will find out this evening if that is what had gone bad with it.... There just happend to be a mechanic at our local advance store and i put it like this he was a angel in the time of need him and my fiance was out in the pouring rain last night until 9 p.m and they tore the car apart.....and it comes down to the chain being snapped....
COMMENT by goodguy , October 09, 2012
Im glad you found the problem good luck