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Old 02-04-2004, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car was working fine. I had it parked for like a night long, and the very next day it just wouldn't start (temp was around 10F). I changed the battery. Now it has a brand new battery, but it still doesn't start ghead . Checked the fuses in the hood, they all look fine.
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does the engine turn over and not start or does the engine just not turn over?
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does the engine turn over and not start or does the engine just not turn over?
It does crank a lil bit. but thatz it. I even tried pushing accelerator pedal halfway. No use n
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Don't know what the problem could be (why post then I hear you ask ) but you need to be careful not to flood the engine. I have had a problem before where I have flooded the engine due to it not firing and have fixed the original problem but not known that it was fixed because the car still doesn't start due to it being flooded! My engine was that flooded that the spark plugs were immersed in fuel.

As for the original problem, it sounds like something electrical (as opposed to fueling) if the engine turns feintly. Maybe check the coil and the HT lead from the coil to the dizzy - if they are old they are sometimes affected my the damp.
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Thanks man !
I will look into the coil. But if it doesn't work, i will prolly take it to dealer.
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