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Starter turns..Engine cranks

Customer Question

1. Car has fuel, New battery, Have Oil
2. Starter turns. Engine cranks.

Car has not been used quite sometime.
Noticed though that engine cranks too fast.


Thanks!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 Cranking too fast could be an indication of a bad timing belt but first step is to determine if you have spark, fuel pressure and injecter pulse.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: Thanks for the response.
I hope you dont mind this followup question:

Should I bring in the car to the shop for the mechanics to determine the spark, fuel pressure, and injector pulse? Or is this something I should do to minimize the "charges" or unnecessary expense?
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 That would really have to be determined by your comfort level and familiarity with the components and systems. You would need some basic test eguipment like a fuel pressure gauge, spark tester and noid like. The only expensive piece would be the fuel pressure gauge. A kit can cost $300 - $500 unless you can borrow one. Checking the timing belt will require a little more knowledge to accomplish that.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: >Cranking too fast could be an indication of a >bad timing belt but first step is to determine >if you have spark, fuel pressure and injecter >pulse.

Just want to clarify if the above should be done by the shop or just do it myself. Thanks.

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