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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: what would keep the car from starting



, 3.3L V6, Lowell, MI, April 23, 2011, 19:18

my son just put a brand new fuel pump in his cutlas ciera.but not getting fuel but will start with starting fluid.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 23, 2011, 19:23

    If the engine cranks over the battery and starter are most likely OK. . If it had run well previous to this no start condition chances are the engine is well mechanically.Had the Check Engine light been on? The engine may have lost fuel which could be due to any one of a number of sensors having failed or the fuel pump or related components are not delivering fuel to the fuel injectors. The engine uses many sensors to report engine temperature, air flow into the engine, crankshaft and crank shaft position sensors to allow the computer in your car to make calculations controlling fuel and spark to the cylinders. It is hard to speculate without being able to hear the engine crank over and do some preliminary tests to determine the cause of your no start condition. There is a company that independent auto repair shops buy their information from that the same information inexpensively to do it yourselfers. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online

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