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Old 04-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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1994 SSE drove the car home from work went out to start the car later and the car wouldn't turn over. Thought it was a dead battery and tried jumping it no luck.
1. checked battery and cables all good.
2. engine will crank but wont start when jumping off starter.
3. car has a VATS system on it and tried all 3 sets of keys.
4. checked all fuses and good.
What else can i check for,
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There are three things that keep a car from starting

No fuel
No spark
No crank

You've got crank.
Do you have fuel at the schrader valve on the rail?
Have you checked for spark?
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Pull a plug wire and put a screwdriver in the socket, lay it near a ground and crank over. Is there a spark? If not, we have the problem. If so, check your fuel like Bill said.
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checked and got fuel.
will have to wait to check spark being under the car jumping the starter its hard to see a spark
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it looks like its the VATS causing all the problems how do i remove the VATS module from the car now worried about being stolen
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it looks like its the VATS causing all the problems how do i remove the VATS module from the car now worried about being stolen
I would like to know how or if you ever get this figured out, I'm having the same problem with my 1993 SSEI Bonneville.
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