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11-17-03, 04:58 PM   #1  
1995 Ponitic Sunfire

Hi guys i have a 1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE it ran good up till today
got to work came out at lunch it just would'nt start,
it's getting fire so says the spark plugs lol
could it be the modular or fuel pump
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11-17-03, 05:09 PM   #2  
You've verified spark. Now there are 2 more things to check. You need to check for injector pulse with a noid light and fuel pressure with a guage. Most likely it will be the fuel pump. If no fuel pressure you'll have to check for power at the tank for the pump once you find the right wire. It cycles on and off for 3-5 seconds with every key cycle.

 
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11-17-03, 06:22 PM   #3  
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we'll check it out and let you know
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11-18-03, 05:26 PM   #4  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE

hi guys well the fuel pump is working, put a relay fuse in it
some say it might be the fuel filter or control modular
or air in the line all help needed
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11-18-03, 05:40 PM   #5  
What exactly is it doing or not doing? Have you verified Fuel Pressure Check all electrical connectors!
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11-21-03, 09:58 AM   #6  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE

hi guys fuel part seems ok but we have narrowed it down to the coil pack anyone know about this
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11-21-03, 10:02 AM   #7  
If you have spark at your spark plugs then you most likely dont have a coil pack problem, cause thats where the spark plugs get their spark from.
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11-21-03, 10:11 AM   #8  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE

if the fuel is and it's getting fire to the plugs dude i'm just dumb founded got any ideas
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11-21-03, 11:44 AM   #9  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE

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i said wrong on last post,we sprayed starter fuild in and it still want start
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11-21-03, 01:10 PM   #10  
You say you have spark,you have sprayed starting fluid and it won't fire.Time to see if your camshaft is turning.Some times you can remove the oil cap and see the cam other times you need to remove the upper timing cover.If the cam isn't turning it's time for a timing belt.This assumes that it's a 4 cylinder you never told us which engine is in your car.

 
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11-21-03, 02:25 PM   #11  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE 4 cylinder, 2.2

i'm sorry it's a 1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE 4 cylinder, 2.2
i been saying i think it might be timimg but wade says no
but i will try that
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11-21-03, 04:13 PM   #12  
The 2.2 is a timing chain engine. What exactly did it do when you tried to restart? Did you ever verify fuel pressure? What was the pressure? Too little info, not able to diagnose. You have to verify the basics first!!!
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11-21-03, 06:04 PM   #13  
Here's a couple things to check:

When checking for spark, check all 4 wires.
Take a fuel sample, maybe it's actually water, or diesel fuel. Neither burn very well in this motor And the possability exists of the exhaust is plugged. The catalytic convertor might be too plugged up to let it start. Unhook it from the manifold(not easy) and see if it starts. And if it has a ton of miles on it, I have seen the timing gears wear out and let the chain jump timing.

 
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11-22-03, 06:44 AM   #14  
1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE 4 cylinder, 2.2

1995 PONITIC SUNFIRE 4 cylinder, 2.2
hi guys, does this 2.2 have a place that you can bleed the gas lines,some say yes but we can't find it
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11-22-03, 08:37 AM   #15  
there is no fuel line service port on this vehicle unfortunately.
you will need to disconnect a fuel supply line somewhere. How rusty is this car?

 
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11-22-03, 09:57 AM   #16  
THANKS GUYS

Thanks ya'll we found the trouble it's the timing chain
broke ya'll were fast helpful
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