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Old 03-19-2003, 05:57 PM
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Unhappy sl300 stalled and wont start, Please Help!!!

Hello, I have a SL300, 91. The problem I'm having is, I cant get the car to start. Its been sitting for a while and today I got into it and started it up and it was running fine until about 5-10 min later when it just stalled. I tried staring it back up and Its not happening. I looked everywhere for an engine fuse but I cant find it. The fuses under the hood near the firewall, (drivers side) are all fine, The 2 fuses on the OVP? I guess you call it on the pass side are ok and the one in the trunk. Please tell me there are more!! I held the gas pedal down while cranking it for the last time and I smelled gas so i assume its not a fuel problem.
Any hints? Thank you all for your time. Awsome site!!! Rick
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Old 03-19-2003, 07:38 PM
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If you are reasonably sure of an adequate fuel supply, I guess it's time to check for spark.
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Old 03-20-2003, 03:52 PM
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no spark

I cant get a spark! Were is the engine fuse if there is one? What else could it be??? Thank you for the reply.
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Old 03-20-2003, 04:48 PM
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I am not familiar with your engine but, something has to trigger the spark ( camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, etc. ).
Maybe somebody will chime in here with further suggestions/instructions.
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Old 03-20-2003, 07:20 PM
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Hi Rick, how long has the car been sitting? If it's been for a prolonged period you could have a fuel quality/contamination problem. The first thing I would check though, is the distributor cap and rotor. A visual inspection is all that's needed, no fancy tools or meters. Just take it off and look inside. I wouldn't be surprised if the coil terminal INSIDE the cap is burned off. A quick test for fuel delivery is to have a helper cycle the key on and off while you listen underneath the rear of the car to see if the fuel pump is running. If it is, try loosening an injector line to see if the fuel squirts or dribbles out. If it squirts out then fuel delivery probably isn't the problem. Good luck and keep us posted.
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