Car will not start


Asked by Dragons Jan 07, 2013 at 01:53 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I try to start my car, the engine turns but won't start.   When I prime it, it will start and stay running until I turn the key off.  Than unless I prime it, it will not start.  I changed out the fuel relay mounted on the fire wall but  car will not start.... It has the 305 and  a manual trans.  The car had been sitting for about 7 months.  I know it is getting fulel up to the injectors.

11 Answers


Is it fuel injected as in throtle body in jection? or is it carbed? if it is carbed I would say that the ecelerator pump is week


It sounds like the ECU isn't getting the signal that it is cold. Fuel is getting to the fuel rail but not enough for a cold start.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

How are you primeing it if it is fuel injected? starter fluid?


With starter fluid.

Not Active

you could also check the fuel pressure regulator. they get weak bleed pressure back to the fuel tank and dont hold enough pressure in the fuel rail for start up until you crank them for a min.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Jim Demestihas

gunked up tank?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I will check the fuel pressure but once I spray prime it it will run. Just won't restart unless I prime again.

Jim Demestihas

oh i thought it dies when you stop spraying starter fluid

John Saffrahn

Ignition switch is a possibility. Try turning the ignition switch to the on position and jump the starter. Large B+ terminal to the small s terminal. If it starts the ignition switch has a flat or burnt or broken spot in it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Injectors pulse then stop ,some times they do nothing other times they pulse could it be map sensor


my 1990 camaro will crank but not start i had replaced the engine it ran before that i put a new fuel pump and ecm in it as long as you spray fluid in it it would run until fluid burn off

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car mill not start 2 answers

    my 95camaro will not do anythingan. when wires were on backwards it backfired.Put them in normal firing order and it will not do anything? The car is a v6 automatic.It has a 160000miles on it.

    1995 Chevrolet Camaro Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What do I do, my car wont start. 4 answers

    My car will not turn over at all. When it runs it runs great but it has cut off twice and the first time I waited about 10mins and it turned over and started. This time it has been about a day since i...

    1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • car wont start 3 answers

    car will turn over but wont start at times it tries I replaced the dist cap and rotor but still wont run wad wondering about plugs

    1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 86 Camaro Not Starting 9 answers

    I have an 86 Camaro with a V6 2.8L engine. It was driving fine and is in good condition. I was driving it recently and when I went to start it up again the same day, it wouldn't start. The battery t...

    1986 Chevrolet Camaro Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 c2002 v6 Camaro bypass security lock. 1 answer

    car not starting ..

    2002 Chevrolet Camaro


    Car Customization

Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?
CarGurus has 26,429 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $2,950.

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 1,470
#2 carGrrl
Reputation 1,000
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
657 Great Deals out of 42,225 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
259 Great Deals out of 14,737 listings starting at $3,999
Used Jeep Wrangler"
961 Great Deals out of 49,199 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,159 Great Deals out of 37,084 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150"
3,135 Great Deals out of 178,951 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord"
917 Great Deals out of 73,497 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 14,046 listings starting at $16,861
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
113 Great Deals out of 2,931 listings starting at $15,900
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 2,120 listings starting at $13,990
2012 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,740 listings starting at $10,998