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Car won't start, except when i spray starter fluid. Even then it only stay cranked for a few seconds. I've tried hold gas pedal down and still the same outcome. My in-tank fuel pump/filter is new and is working fine. My fuses also do not appear to be blown. What could be the problem preventing car from running?
Car only starts with starting fluid. it does not stay cranked for more than a couple seconds even if I press the gas pedal. The fuel pump is working fine (replaced it a couple months ago). I have checked the relays and fuse, none are blown. I have no idea where to start now. Any ideas?
I have a 1999 Dodge stratus. I fill up with gas. The light with a gas pump keeps flashing. What is wrong?
My Suzuki Grand Vitara is overheating. The coolant levels are good, heater is working, thermostat is working, and the water pump seems to be pumping. Not too sure of the fans, however. Do you have any other ideas?
My Dodge Avenger will not crank and the dash lights do not come on. I put a new starter on four days ago and now this happened.
I just replaced the power steering pump, have had the water pump and battery replace within the last year. Has good tires on it. I think tranny is leaking fluid. Hasn't started the last couple of days. Makes a "whining" noise when I try to start it. When I finally got it started, greyish smoke came out of the exhaust and stank. I'm trying to get some decent ...
Why is the wire harness plug for the front passenger door of my 1993 Honda Accord different than the rear door? The back doors are the same but front passenger plug is totally diff. I was under the impression these were interchangeable parts and years?

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