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Is the security light on solid or flashing when you crank the engine?
and the car was running prior to replacing the battery right?Just want to make sure I understand the situation
Sorry for all the questions but I have to make sure I understand the situation.
Would the engine crank and not start prior to the battery replacement?
How long does the fuel pump hum for when you turn the key on?
got it, just normally don't replace the battery when the engine is cranking.
Anyhow, if you can, pull one of the ignition coils, set it next to something metal and crank the engine. You should see some spark jump from the coil to the metal.
Please try this and let me know.
Each coil is held in place by a 10 or 12 mm bolt. Remove the one bolt, then pull the coil out. Leave the spark plug in the engine and just pull out the coil.
The other option here is to remove the duct work from the throttle body, then spray some starting fluid into the throttle body. Then crank the engine. If you have spark, it will fire for a few seconds.
That light should just be a self test for the transmission module.
Also, you said the security light isn't on. Do you know where it is located on this car?
It is up by the defroster grid for the windshield. On the driver side you should see it blinking when you have the key out of the car. Check it, then see what it does when you turn the key on. It's not where the regular lights and gauges are. But up top so you can see it through the windshield.
I just wanted to eliminate the security system as a possible problem, if it goes out, then it's all good.
You have to try the other testing I gave you to find out what's missing.
It's ok just post your reply here. I will get it.
What exactly does that mean?What was the result of the test and which test did you perform?
Ok, but was there spark or not?
If it has spark, then it's a fuel problem. You may be hearing the pump come on, but that doesn't mean it's pushing fuel or that the fuel injectors are pulsing to get the fuel into the engine.
At this point you are going to have to try the starting fluid test at the very least, but checking the fuel pressure is also going to be needed it seems. If this is something you can do, then I can tell you how, but it has to be the next step.
Let me know what you want to do.
Hello again, since I haven't heard from you, I thought I would check in and see if there was anything else I could do to help?
That seems odd, when I asked you if there was spark, you said there was. Spark is driven by the cam and crank sensors.