'91 Camaro RS 6 Cylinder-Cranks But Won't Start - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 06, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy '91 Camaro RS 6 Cylinder-Cranks But Won't Start

My '91 Camaro was running fine until thieves broke in and smashed the
ignition lock and cover.

Not long after the car simply died on the road and wouldn't restart even though it is cranking over. The Service Engine Soon light has been on for some time on the dash even before the break-in.

I put a new ignition module in and then replaced the ignition coil and several leads. I used an ohm meter and checked the power to the coil and it was fine. The car still won't start. The battery is strong.

I have not checked power to the plugs but do not expect any problems there
as the plugs are new platinum and the leads are fine.

I read the comments on rich1 Post: "Camaro won't start" which was similar to
my problem.

I am going to check the distributor this weekend and maybe replace it as it is original.

I have been told to unplug the positive cable to the battery for a minute or so and then reconnect to see if that will reset the onboard computer.

Could it possibly be the fuel pump? I have never had a problem with carburation.

I will check the Haynes troubleshooting manual this weekend as well.

Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 06, 03:19 PM
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Lightbulb Re: '91 Camaro RS 6 Cylinder-Cranks But Won't Start

well, if it was broken into, and they smashed the ignition, that may be a good place to start looking, but this goes back to basic engine operation. if you want to diag it properly, you need spark, fuel, and compression. pull a plug and test for spark. they sell spark testers for a couple of bucks where you dont need to pull any plugs, you just clip it onto a good ground and hook each wire up to it one after the other and test for spark that way. if you are getting fire on the cylinder, check for fuel. have you checked for any codes? jump the DLC and scan the computer for any codes. that will give you more information than doing all of this work first.
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