Car won't start after it runs for about 10 minutes
1992 Dodge Shadow

Car won't start after it runs for about 10 minutes

(1992 Dodge Shadow)
I'll start the car and after 10 minutes it'll shut off and when I go to restart it it won't turn over. I've replaced the fuel pump and filter before brand new. Now the car won't start doesn't turn over. I'm thinking it could be the cat because I have a exhaust leak but not sure. Maybe the distributor any suggestions
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on February 05, 2016
If it doesn't turn over... It can not start!!... Do you mean it cranks ok .. but will not start?
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on February 05, 2016
Yes it cranks buy doesn't start.
on February 05, 2016
While it will not start, test for ignition spark from spark plug wire.. You'll need a helper to crank the engine for you... That'll narrow it down a BUNCH!
on February 05, 2016
Do I use something metal inside the spark plug wire while touch a ground to see a spark?
on February 05, 2016
That'll work! .. Don't actually 'touch' a ground ... Just hold the metal insert about 1/4 inch from a metal ground somewhere on the engine and while engine is cranking... Should see spark! .. # 2 Phillips screwdriver works well for the test.. Make sure the handle is in good shape so you don't get a jolt.. It really won't hurt you but you'll get a surprise. .. You will also know it's getting spark though!
on February 05, 2016
Since the alternator is close that should be a good ground?
on February 05, 2016
Yep, any metal part of the engine will do.
on February 05, 2016
No spark should be more than likely the distributor?
on February 05, 2016
Pick-up plate inside the distributor is suspect... Good luck !
on February 05, 2016
Thanks pushrod 1st thing in the morning I'll check it out
on February 05, 2016
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on February 06, 2016
Well I have a spark. Any other possibilities
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on February 05, 2016
If it doesn't turn over... It can not start!!... Do you mean it cranks ok .. but will not start?
Sign in to reply
on February 05, 2016
Yes it cranks buy doesn't start.
on February 05, 2016
While it will not start, test for ignition spark from spark plug wire.. You'll need a helper to crank the engine for you... That'll narrow it down a BUNCH!
on February 05, 2016
Do I use something metal inside the spark plug wire while touch a ground to see a spark?
on February 05, 2016
That'll work! .. Don't actually 'touch' a ground ... Just hold the metal insert about 1/4 inch from a metal ground somewhere on the engine and while engine is cranking... Should see spark! .. # 2 Phillips screwdriver works well for the test.. Make sure the handle is in good shape so you don't get a jolt.. It really won't hurt you but you'll get a surprise. .. You will also know it's getting spark though!
on February 05, 2016
Since the alternator is close that should be a good ground?
on February 05, 2016
Yep, any metal part of the engine will do.
on February 05, 2016
No spark should be more than likely the distributor?
on February 05, 2016
Pick-up plate inside the distributor is suspect... Good luck !
on February 05, 2016
Thanks pushrod 1st thing in the morning I'll check it out
on February 05, 2016
✔️
on February 06, 2016
Well I have a spark. Any other possibilities

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