El camino wont start

Asked by Nov 05, 2016 at 10:37 AM about the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car wont start it makes a weird sound
but wont start

4 Answers

6,635

Make sure battery is fully charged, spray some quick start in the carburator and see if it'll run for a bit if it does, check fuel pressure, might have a clogged up fuel filter. If it doesn't check spark at the spark plugs. If you have both fuel and spark, check compression. Good luck

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https://youtu.be/gCMRBvYFqzM Link to a video of the sound it makes

6,635

Cranking issue. Check battery voltage should be minimum 12.4 and check battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight. If everything checks out ok, replace starter

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6,635

Check to see if you are able to rotate engine by hand before replacing starter to make sure engine is not locked up

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