Engine rotates but doesn't start. Changed distributor,radar,plugs,fuel filter still nothing

Asked by Feb 24, 2017 at 07:03 PM about the 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Engine cranks but doesn't start is either no spark and or no fuel.

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I don't know much about this vehicle but a trick to find out if it is fuel, is to remove the air intake and spray carburetor cleaner/throttle body cleaner (see picture) into the throttle body. This spray is flammable and when sprayed into the engine while it is being cranked it will start the engine for a few seconds if your problem is fuel. If it doesn't do anything, your problem is most likely related to a missing spark as Tom stated.

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