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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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It will not start turns over but will not fire off, I just

Customer Question

It will not start turns over but will not fire off
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: I just cleaned them
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2004 sunfire
JA: Are you fixing your Sunfire yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, starter, coil pack, fuel pump, fuel filter, valve cover gaskets, spark pligs Plugs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 14 days 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 14 days ago.

Hey how are you

is there a check engine light on ?

have you had a diagnostic scan and retrieved the fault codes ?

We need Fuel & Spark for the engine to start ?

Have you Checked your CKP sensor Crank Position sensor ,

are your injector firing and coils , did you check power & ground ,what are you missing ?

you changed the fuel pump ,but is it running , is there fuel pressure at rail ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No engine light or cod. I have a code reader. I have not checked the crank position sensor. What is the best way to do that? I have fuel pressure at the rail. It is not running. It sounds like this
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 14 days ago.

ok i watched video ,

does not sound good

1- can you do a compression test on all cylinders ?

2- sound you jumped timing , can you pull timing cover off and check timing marks

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 14 days ago.

Diagram timing chain

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 13 days ago.

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