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Engine Does Not Start... HELP PLEASE!!!!

by lordaris / July 2, 2007 9:10 PM PDT

I have a manual 1996 holden Barina and 2day at the gas station the car just died. I tried the ignition but its just hits the altinator or whatever it is called but doesnt start. Iv checked the plugs and even tried to push start it but still it does not start.. Could anyone help???

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Only Toyota
by luvy15 / July 16, 2007 1:05 AM PDT

You Should've bought a Toyota!!

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Engine Does Not Start...
by roman9900 / July 16, 2007 2:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Only Toyota

I think that you should try to check the fuel pump and see if the fuel is making its way in.

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Yea right....
by usb123 / July 16, 2007 4:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Only Toyota

Thats why Toyota recalled thousands of Tundra pickups with their 5.7L V8 for a defective cam shaft. Yea, a camshaft that just snaps. Their build quality might be fantastic for the price, but they're getting a little shady on their motors recently, with the engine sludge and the hints that their build quality might be going down because of their increased production and rapid expansion.

As for the Holden that died, check the fuel pump/filter together. They go at the worst times, and then you're stuck in the middle of nowhere. What you're hearing is the starter, not the alternator. Be wary about taking it to any mechanic, they sometimes jack up the prices if they see you're desperate.

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To luvy15..
by jackintucson / July 18, 2007 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Yea right....

I deleted your last post. Please read the forum policies before you post again. Writing in all caps is considered yelling and is hard to read anyways. Thanks for your cooperation.

Jack

p.s. If you believe I am in error, feel free to contact me through my profile.

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