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93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

You all know me, I haven't been on here for sometime now. But my car just died one day and I thought it was the fuel pump. So today I changed my fuel pump and it still won't start. I'm at such a stand still! I need my car up and running as soon as possible! Please help!!
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Part it out, sell all the 4ws stuff to me!
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Thanks but I need real help.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Uhh, does it turn over at all? It could be the coil, distributor, ICM, ECU, timing belt, the list goes on. What sort of symptoms are you having?

SirSSpec, you can buy my 4ws stuffs if you like. Postage would be a biatch though.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

So my ex was driving it and it just cut out, so when we were towing it I threw it in 2nd to try and start it and pressed on the gas. I heard a noise coming from the fuel pump so that's what I thought it was. Well finally after months and our break up I needed a car bad, well so I changed my fuel pump today and it won't start still. Its not the starter because it trying to crank over but isn't. I kinda thought maybe it was the dizzy but I have no freaking clue.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

The prodigal sister returns!

No check engine light? Is it trying to fire, or just cranking? When you turn the key to "on", can you hear the system prime, and the main relay click?

Have you pulled a wire and checked for spark? How old are the wires?
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

No cel, like I can turn the key and its making noise just not starting.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

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STOP LETTING YOUR EX'S DRIVE YOUR CAR
Well yes....

Jess -- it's rare that they just quit abruptly, but when that happens, it's often electrical rather than fuel, so that's where I'd start. I asked a couple of questions above (after the CEL)...anything? Also, tassie brings up a good point: when was the last time the timing belt was replaced? Thought you'd done it in the last year.

It's just going to be a matter of eliminating all the possibilities, one by one.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

welcome back. how long was the car sitting? so it cranks but wont start? have you checked for spark?
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Timing was done just about 2 years ago. I think I'm getting spark. I don't know how to really check. The car sat for like 3 weeks
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Wait...thought it was being driven when it quit. If it sat before that, fine -- three weeks isn't that long.

Pick up one of these and check to see if you're getting spark: OEM/In line ignition spark tester 25227 at AutoZone.com - 2 reviews . (Yes, you can just hold the plug wire near a metal ground, but you could electrocute yourself that way, too.)
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

It was being driven when it just stopped, and then it sat for a couple weeks. I'm boned for with no money
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Make your ex go buy the tester as payback for breaking your car.
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He's not going to pay be back anything
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

OK...the other way to check for spark is a bit more hazardous...do at your own risk.

Pull one wire off the plug, and while someone else cranks the car, hold the end next to -- but not quite touching -- something else conductive, such as a metal bracket. Don't hold it near anything else electrical, and definitely don't hold it near the battery or the fuel system. Wear a nice thick non-conductive glove on the hand holding the wire. What should happen (if you're getting electrical current to the spark plugs) is a large spark will jump from the end of the plug wire to the conductor. Repeat for each wire.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Wait what wire are you talking about?
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Spark plug wire.
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Spark plug wire.
Right. Pull the wire off the spark plug. Test each wire one at a time.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Having a no start with my daughters 94 auto h23. Put a new main relay, still don't hear the fuel pump cycle, and l noticed the check engine light doesn't come on when the key goes to run, doesn't it usually come on, then go out? Is this an ecu issue?
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

See that's my problem to is i have no cel, I'm having a guy come look at it here in a fe days to see what he thinks it is.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

I'm getting my car fixed Friday by the hottest man I have ever seen in my life.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Just don't let him drive it...you always seem to have bad luck there....
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Hahaha love you Jamie!! The issue was it has no spark.... I could of fixed it after it was diagnosed... But I rather just watch him do it and lose a little money :)
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

So what did he have to fix? Keeping up with my education...and if I get back west, I'm coming to visit that damn car....
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

It was the ignition control module. You have to come see this bitch if you ever get back west its a piece of work.
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Makes sense. I replaced mine earlier in the year -- the screws were frozen in so well that I just replaced the whole dizzy instead.

But yes, I'll make good on that threat sometime. :)
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Re: 93 So 4ws won't start!! help!!

Well my loves, my car is up and running officially. I never thought I would miss my car so much!
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