05-24-08, 12:11 AM
hey guys i have a 95 olds aurora with a 4.0 v8 basicly the same as 4.6 thats in cadillacs my problem is i was waiting in line at a drive thru and it just died it turns over but will not start i poped the hood but i didnt smell any fuel so im thinking could it be fuel pump or could it be ignition related can someone give me some things i can check to see whats going on
05-24-08, 05:03 AM
Its always either fuel or spark. Start with the basics - assuming Aurora is a pump-in-tank car, take the gas cap off and have someone turn the ignition to 'on' while you listen by the filler neck. If you hear the whirr of the fuel pump for 2-3 seconds its probably OK. There should also be a test port on the fuel rail where you can check for fuel pressure. I'm guessing you don't have the wizbang DIC where you can pull DTCs so a code reader could also help. Check the fuses/relays for the fuel pump and anything labeled something like 'ignition.'