Thursday, January 26, 2012

car will not start and smells like gas?

If the engine cranks over normally when you attempt to start you car, but the engine does not start, the problem may be no fuel, no spark, or no compression. The engine needs adequate fuel pressure, a properly timed spark and normal compression to start.

First make sure the engine is not flooded. Hold the accelerator down while cranking the engine. That should hopefully burn up some of the gas that is flooding it. If that doesn't work, I would check your spark, not just your plugs, but the whole system. The coil or ignition module may be giving you some problems. I had a similar situation with my car- it would crank and crank and sound like it was on the verge of firing up, but never did. A new coil fixed the problem. I'm sure you'll find the problem soon...just keep ruling possible problems out as you check things.

But if you have spark and fuel, then the problem is going to be the engine is flooded, or the timing belt is broken, if you put the gas pedal to the floor and crank it, this is a clear flood mode, it will shut off the injectors and clear out the motor, you may have to crank for a while, if this does not work, then you may have to replace the spark plugs to get it to fire, also check the timing belt to see if it broken.

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