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Trouble shooting no start condition (#2). 1993-2002 Camaro and Firebird

Posted by Support Staff on 2nd Oct 2017

Condition 2 - Engine rotates but will not start

  1. Fuel tank empty. (This does happen surprising often.)
  2. Battery discharged (engine rotates slowly). Check the operation of electrical components using the following steps - If the cable ends are clean and tight on the battery posts, turn the key to the On position and switch on the headlights or windshield wipers. If they won't run, the battery is discharge.
  3. Battery terminal connections loose or corroded. Check the cable terminals at the battery; tighten cable clamp and/or clean off corrosion as necessary.
  4. Fuel not reaching fuel Injectors. Check for clogged fuel filter or lines and defective fuel pump. Also make sure the tank vent lines aren't clogged.
  5. Faulty distributor components (if equipped). Check the distributor cap.
  6. Low cylinder compression. Check compression.
  7. Water in fuel. Drain tank and fill with new fuel.
  8. Dirty or clogged fuel Injectors.
  9. Wet or damaged ignition components.
  10. Worn, faulty or incorrectly gapped spark plugs.
  11. Broken, loose or disconnected wires in the ignition circuit.
  12. Broken, loose or disconnected wires at the Ignition coil(s) of faulty coil(s).
  13. Timing chain failure or wear affecting valve liming.

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