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2007 Saturn Outlook.... Truck cranks but doesn't start.

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2007 Saturn Outlook.... Truck cranks but doesn't start.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago
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is the security light on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Which one is the security light?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It comes on when all the lights come on and then goes off
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

have you checked fuel pressure and spark?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not yet....how is that done?
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

We will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing.

Spark

Fuel

Compression

All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the car to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should! Compression tester, spark tester, fuel pressure gage and noid light are all accessible at your local auto store. All three tests play a very important

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok thanks
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I dont know how to do the things youve said... Is there a different way (simple way) to do what youve explained. Im on my own so Im trying to make this work
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

do you have a helper?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Im cant get the car down to the auto parts store but I can see if I can borrow the testers from the auto parts store
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

can you hear the fuel pump
?

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Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

can you hear the fuel pump
?

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