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

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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

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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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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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