car wont start it gets gas spraying from the fuel rail and spark from every wire and yet it still wont crank


Asked by Jan 14, 2013 at 09:33 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

checked fuel delivery and spark from each plug wire i have replaced all plugs and wires cam shaft and
crank shaft sensors have been replaced

8 Answers


does it sound like its go good compression when cranking?


if you have compresion fuel and a spark it should start double check the ignition timing marks and ensure you are coming up to compression at tdc and that you are not 180 degrees out

1 people found this helpful.

not sure what you mean by sound like compression is good

1 people found this helpful.

a quick check is to crank it over and listen the starterand exhaust to see if it is even and uniform in sound also check for vacuum leaks


Just to summarize, correct me if I'm wrong: you're definitely getting a spark to all plugs; you're definitely getting fuel to the injectors; when you replaced the aforementioned components, the wiring and connectors were Not cracked, broken, rotten..... Does the engine sound like it's cranking faster than normal? If it's not too difficult for you, pop the valve cover off the front and see if the rocker arms are moving... if not, then your timing chain broke. The 3.1 is an "interference" type engine. If or When the timing chain goes, the valve train gets wrecked.

1 people found this helpful.

does or does not crank when u turn the key to start


If you are getting spark then you are doing this by cranking. You describe not starting. Check the engine compartment fuse box. Look at the Injector fuse ( INJ ) normally a 10A (red). If it is blown there is a short going to an injector wire. Put a new 10A in. Turn key on/off ( not start ) and recheck it. If blown, most likely spot of short in under the plenum where it wore against the block as the motor idles.

2 people found this helpful.

do you even know what an engine is?

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?

CarGurus has 120 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
375 Great Deals out of 25,636 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
489 Great Deals out of 51,427 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
237 Great Deals out of 27,287 listings starting at $2,077
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
523 Great Deals out of 37,993 listings starting at $1,243
Used Chevrolet Caprice
146 listings starting at $9,993
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Great Deals out of 940 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Civic
366 Great Deals out of 49,151 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Taurus
194 Great Deals out of 15,823 listings starting at $600
Used GMC Yukon
334 Great Deals out of 21,444 listings starting at $2,450
Used GMC Sierra 1500
712 Great Deals out of 60,946 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Accord
574 Great Deals out of 103,380 listings starting at $950
Used Buick Regal
85 Great Deals out of 3,942 listings starting at $5,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.