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Old 11-14-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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So, my '94 bonneville wont start, and im not sure why. Heres whats going on:
the battery is good
it cranks
the fuel pump and lines appear to be good
when fired up it revvs but then immediately crashes.
Im thinking its probably a sensor error, but it doesnt pull up the check engine light, and I dont have a code reader if its throwing a code. Any suggestions
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Windows and power locks still work?
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yeah, there is still power in the car, power windows and locks work, and the starter motor will crank it. It sparks and fires for a second or two, then it stalls.
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Not sure on the 94, but that sounds like the fuel pump is priming and not getting the hand off from the VATs to keep the pump going.

We saw this on the Frankenbonne project when the Vats was an issue. Although due to the nature.. it may have been a one off case.

What is the security light doing when you put the key in and crank?
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I dont even think my bonnie has a security light. I know that it doesn't have an alarm, and the only lights that come on would be the e-brake warning light
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when fired up it revvs but then immediately crashes.
This may sound stupid, but have you checked the fuel filter yet?
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I dont even think my bonnie has a security light. I know that it doesn't have an alarm, and the only lights that come on would be the e-brake warning light
you have one...as with a number of other lights to the left of the Tach
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Here ya go...

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I couldnt find the fuel filter, is it in with the fuel pump up inside of the gas tank. I dont think thats the problem tho, the car is getting gas, <after several failed starts it started leaking gas onto the engine>
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I couldnt find the fuel filter, is it in with the fuel pump up inside of the gas tank. I dont think thats the problem tho, the car is getting gas, <after several failed starts it started leaking gas onto the engine>
ONTO the engine?

Hold on a sec, there pardner. That shouldn't be happening. WHERE?
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