Car won't start?

Asked by Jul 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM about the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi all. So I have a 2001 alero, Sunday night I
changed my battery. I had to buy a brand
new one. Well Monday morning my car
started up but later that afternoon when
leaving my job my car just wouldn't start. My
sister came to jump it no start, eventually
had to tow it home. My service engine soon
light is now on also. What could my problem
be??

1 Answer

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Make sure battery has a full charge. If it cranks good but, won't start, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the plugs. If spark everywhere, use a gage and check proper fuel pressure, also, check fuel injector pulse. Any applicable trouble codes? To check codes, yourself, at the least, you need an obd2 code reader. Is there a security lamp on the dash that is on or flashing?

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