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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 11, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Question engine died will not restart 1996 v6

In my daughters car 1996 camaro with V6 engine. Had car about 2 years with no problems. regular oil changes and belts. She was driving it in town. engine started cutting out then died. It will crank over but not start. Is this something obvious, I'm an electronic tech not a mechanic but want to learn. I get a perform maintenance soon light on the dash when I turn the key on and let it set for a few seconds. thanks lars57
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Re: engine died will not restart 1996 v6

Start with the usual: spark? fuel pressure?
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With engine 'sputtering', and then dieing, I would suspect it's a fuel issue - electrical will usually either run bad for a while or just 'die' completely ...

1st thing to check would be fuel pump/pressure to injection system.
One quick check would be to turn the key to the start position but DON'T crank the starter - listen carefully for the fuel pump to run for a few seconds to pressurize the system. You will usually only get one or so chances at this if the car has been sitting and not running - then the pressure delay will kick in and you wouldn't hear it run until the car has sat and the pressure discharged again ... If you don't hear the pump run then it may have failed (it's in tank) or the relay/electrical system is not supplying power to unit.

Any up-2-date mechanic should be able to check this with a fuel pressure gauge in a few minutes

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