I need to know why my car will not start up? It turns over and wants to start but will not run.I have checked the distributor,rotor, cap, fuel. Fuse is working, battery is up, coil is working on one side and not the other. I dont know if that is right. Spark plugs are working. I am curious to know if there is a fuseable link in the car, And if there is where is it located and if it is the problem. Please help me. Thank-You Mary
Posted Jan 15th by Mary Rodowsky the owner of a Volvo 740
Answers from the Automotive Experts
It sounds like a possible faulty fuel pump, I would check the fuse for the fuel pump, the fuel pump relay, and see if you have full function in that area.
〉 Answered on Jan 17th, 2008 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
An engine needs fuel, spark and air to run properly. If any of these are not present, or not running efficiently, then the vehicle may not run.
If the distributor is working properly then you should have spark at all the spark plugs. The coil not working would mean a spark problem. Spark plugs that get fouled can also cause a no start problem. You would have to remove each spark plug to check for this.
You would also need to know if fuel is getting to the injectors and if they are all firing properly.
I would recommend that you have a technician diagnose this problem so that you don't replace parts unnecessarily.
〉 Answered on Jan 17th, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines