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The first things to check when your engine turns over but does not start!

CLICK HERE for a few #DIY #videos we found to see it done.
The first things to check when your engine turns over but will not start!
    There are two main things to check when your engine turns over but will not start spark and fuel.
    First of all, check to see if your engine has spark, you can do this by pulling one of your spark plugs. Lay the spark plug against clean grounded metal of the engine block (while still having the spark plug connected to the spark plug wire) have someone crank the engine and look to see if spark is coming out of the spark plug (do not touch the spark plug you will be shocked some of these systems can put out as much as 60,000 volts of electricity, can you say stun gun and crappie flop). One of the easiest tools to use for this is to buy one spark plug and put it in your tool box and use it for this test. This will help speed up the process so you do not have to remove a spark plug from the engine. If you have spark at the spark plug chances are that your ignition system is in good shape and you need to find out if you are getting fuel.           
     Second you should check to see if you are getting fuel to the engine. Some thing that I always use is a chemical resistant spray bottle (be very careful doing this fuel is flammable can you say boom, always work on a cool vehicle so that you do not burn yourself or ignite the fuel) use the spray bottle to spray fuel into the intake port of the engine. On carbureted and some fuel injected engines you will be able to see if you are getting fuel with out the spray bottle however with the multi port engines you will not be able to see the fuel. If you do not have much mechanical background you need to be very careful with the squirt bottle and on the newer vehicles it is always best to let a certified mechanic do the work so that the electronics in the car do not get destroyed. Spray a little bit of the fuel into the intake port/throttle body/carburetor of the engine have somebody turn over the engine and see if it starts if it does you have a fuel problem and the first place to check would be the fuel filter            
     In my next blog entry I will discuss how to cure some of above symptoms.
Tools for this check up:
Chemical resistant           Basic Spark plug                             Spark Plug
Spray bottle                     Wrench              
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9 Comments to The first things to check when your engine turns over but does not start!:

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drive you home service on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:40 AM
To take care and proper servicing of engine is very important and we have to take a regular serving and checkups of our vehicle engines
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Frugal Maniac on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:41 AM
Thanks, I agree I have bought used automobiles that have high miles that still have oem plug wires, transmission filters, original oil in the rear end. Maintenance is so importent to live of your automobile. If you keep them maintenanced they last along time I have a pick up with 460,000 miles on it and drive it all the time, along with a mini van with 210,000 on it that still does not use oil.

forklift hire sydney on Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:50 AM
I was looking for some technical details related to small engines. I found related content to my search in your post. Thank you so much for sharing!!
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Frugal Maniac on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:43 AM
Thanks and glad we could help.

Coil springs on Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:46 PM
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Frugal Maniac on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:44 AM

Frugal Maniac on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:51 AM
Thanks man! We helped somebody one time that had their van in an ASE certified mechanic shop that could not get the van running. They had forgot the basics apparently the gas gauge quit working and it said that it had 1/4 tank of gas, so they did not check to see if it was getting fuel. They were going to charge this person a ton of money to repair the van that they could not get started. This was until I showed up with a five gallon jug of gas put it in the van and it started. Needless to say they appoligized to this person and told him to have nice day no charge.

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