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    wouldn't start. new issue

    Hello guys. I started to having weird starting problem. Why im saying weird? Well because I don't understand why I started having that issue and what can case it. Before explaining issue, let me informed what have been changed on my Catera since I had it.
    Oem spark plugs about 30k ago,
    Coil on cylinder 1,3,5 about 20k ago.
    Fuel filter about 15k about ago.
    Cam and crank shaft position sensors about 15k- 25k ago.
    Now im not gonna listed what else was replaced, it was whole alot.... but I listed part that could ralated to my starting issue.
    My staring issue started happening about 3 weeks ago and comes and go... I can leave my car over night and it will start fine, some days not, I can run to the store and come back after 10 min and couldn't star or it will star with no problem..... when I cranking my car its actually run for 2 seconds and just dies, when I having that issue its usually takes 2-4 times tries and then its runs grate. My vehicle currently have little over 161k.
    I personally think that my original fuel pump is on its way out. No check engine light shows when im checking it after I couldn't start, on ON key position and while its actually running. ... Help, I dont want to stop on the middle of the road on day. Thank you.

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    Now im not gonna listed what else was replaced, it was whole alot
    Been there and done that!

    What condition are the ignition wires in? At night time check the car ignition wires while it is turning over. I had one set that were bad and you could see the blue sparks while the car turned over.

    Electrically the car is a nightmare!

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    JohnJJO, Please stop hitting the "report post" tab/icon and use the "reply" or "quote" functions. You're sending posts to the Admin spam forums for action - Crying wolf is a no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    JohnJJO, Please stop hitting the "report post" tab/icon and use the "reply" or "quote" functions. You're sending posts to the Admin spam forums for action - Crying wolf is a no-no.
    Sorry. I thought report means reply or respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaustein View Post

    Been there and done that!

    What condition are the ignition wires in? At night time check the car ignition wires while it is turning over. I had one set that were bad and you could see the blue sparks while the car turned over.

    Electrically the car is a nightmare!
    I have sport model, no wires, its coils on spark plugs

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    No wires? Is that possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaustein View Post
    No wires? Is that possible?
    Coil seats on spark plugs. They are 2 coils on cylinder 1,3,5 and 2,4,6. Some models I think before year 2000 have just regular wires set, 6 wires go to each spark plug. Now there is wire harness that goes to each coil from behind of the engine. Are u talking about this wires. ????
    Thanks

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    Any wires can deteriorate over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaustein View Post
    Any wires can deteriorate over time.
    I understand that, but I would have miss fire and check engine code. Week passed and I didn't haved that issue yet, thats strange

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    You have to start by having your codes pulled.

    When it doesn't start, check for spark, and check the fuel pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    You have to start by having your codes pulled.

    When it doesn't start, check for spark, and check the fuel pressure.
    I did check my codes already few times right after its failed to start and got nothing, fuel pressure I would love to check but don't have no tool for it, if u know where to get one that will fit catera pressure check valve, please let me know, I will buy it TODAY. I tried few fuel pressure sets, non of the is fited....

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    Try checking your a/c compressor. It could be frozen and that won't throw any codes. Your symptoms sounded somewhat like what happened to mine last year. I replaced the fuel pump and it still wouldn't stay running. I would start it and it would run for a few seconds then die. A snapped serpentine belt later, I found out that the a/c compressor was the problem.

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    Its happened today again after my car seated whole day, but this time I had to crank like 5 times. Again no codes came up. Its starts and running for 1 second and dies. To be able to crank and ran it or at lease try to ran engine I have twist key back to position 0, other wise if ill try to crank right after it died it just keep cranking no run.

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    Re: wouldn't start. new issue

    Hello guys I FIXED the problem!!!!!! watch my video on YouTube!!!
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