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Old 07-28-2004, 21:43   #1 (permalink)
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My new car wont start

My new fairmont wont start :( It started fine when I went and looked at before I bought it, was towed to my house (had no rego) and now it just cranks.
Its parked on a slope(decline) so I thought it may not be low on fuel so I added some (5L) but still nothing.
Wierd thing is the fuel guage isnt reading anything. When you put it on ignition the needle goes straight to the top, then straight back down and doesnt move.
According the trip computer its got 500+km of range left and if you have it on Instant Usage it keeps rising till it hits 99.9L.

Ideas?
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they didnt take working bits and then send the car to you not running - hope I am wrong.

when you turn the key to on, does the fule pump prime up, do you hear anything happening under the bonnet
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Fuel pump primes. I cant find any evidence of anything recently removed/replaced, the guy I bought it off had no idea about cars anyway.
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Re: My new car wont start

What kind of car is it??? Where did you get it from???

The fuel gauge is disconnected somewhere along the line. What you described the fuel gauge doing is what happens when the plug on the sender assembly isn't connected.

As for the problem...not a clue! Got spark??

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it doesnt have a kill switch or alarm, you do not know about it does it.

smartlock need resetting maybe ??
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Doesnt seem to be sparking (plugs are covered in fuel).

Sunny, its an EBII Fairmont
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does it have smart lock ??
check to see if it's got spark,lead,plugs,dizzy, are ok ???

alarm?? check the coil ??
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if its got smart lock check the interior light fuse.....that will stop it from starting, worth a shot??
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If it's cranking Smartlock is fine.

Plugs are wet? You're not getting spark, there's your problem.

Coil plugged in? Coil lead plugged in?
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if its got smart lock check the interior light fuse.....that will stop it from starting, worth a shot??
I think you might be on the ball, check the fuse mate, I had the
same thing happen in my ED.
It cranked over, but didn't start....replaced the fuse and it started.
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