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Caprice will not start after being switched off after very

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Caprice will not start after being switched off after very short running period. Battery good and on charge. Will turn over with started motor but will not fire.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Michael,

2004 Caprice, so it is a WK Caprice (VY Commodore model range)?

Ecotec V6?

Sounds like a no-spark or no fuel condition.

Can you remove 2 spark plug leads from one coil pair at the coil, like 6 & 3, then crank the engine, to see if sparks jump across the coil towers?


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Michael,

How have you gone with your no-start condition?

Have you tried as I suggested above?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Michael Waddington
1:11 PM (23 hours ago)to JustAnswer
Gary, I got the car going by recharging the battery which I never let go flat and turned it over and keeping it turning over until it fired after 4 hours delay. I now know it is a common problem with this type of engine . I tried to cancel the question to you after I noticed that the just-answer was a commitment for $45 per month which I was not prepared to pay. I initially understood the payment was a once only and I clicked end but the initial payment had gone through. So I wish you a very Merry Christmas and set about sorting the problem out without assistance. As you probably have noticed I did not open your initial replays until now so I did not use or misuse your advice.Regards
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

All the best Michael.