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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Running great all day. I stopped for a few hours and went

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running great all day. I stopped for a few hours and went back to car and it would turn over but not start. sounded like it wanted start but wouldn't.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: yes battery good and term connections.
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I had to leave on site and took cab. but intend to fix myself.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: is there a fuel filter on these cars and is that pretty common with this type of vehicle?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hey How are you

Sorry to hear about this issue .

it does have a fuel filter, but you car acting like battery weak , or starter weak

lets start by checking 12 volts on battery, then if you get to turn over ,check alternator for 14 volts while running

is battery taking a charge ? is the alternator charging it .

now the fuel filter needs changing if you have not already, but a clogged fuel filter will make it run rough or not run at all if not allowing fuel

but I will TURN OVER and it is not turning over now .

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will turn over but not start as stated in previous email.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Cancel don't want to pay anymore. Seems you you just want more money. Thanks but no thanks.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

good luck to you

nobody charged anything yet

canceled , free advice

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many possible causes for a no start situation and it will take some testing to determine what is going on. You may be missing fuel pressure due to a pump issue or a loss of power or ground to it, you may be missing spark due to a number of reasons.

The first things that should be done are check for spark, check to see if the fuel pump runs when the key is turned on, and check for fault codes. Has any of this been done?