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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:28 am
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:54 am
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Where Did You Hear Of Been here for awhile
I will give all of the info i can in the order i discovered it.

1990 Camaro
305 TBI

First, i sit in the car, turn the key to the run position, hear the fuel pump come on like normal, but none of the idiot lights go through their test cycle.

Next, i turn the key to start and nothing happens, except the "brake" idiot light comes on and the radio display goes out.

I jumped a wire from the hot post to the start post on the starter solenoid with the key in the run position and the car turned over but wouldnt start. I pulled off my intake and jumped the starter again, and found no fuel was coming from the injectors (injectors werent firing at all)

I have no idea about spark, the car is in the college parking lot and i didnt have a volt meter to test the coil.

So the facts are:
Fuel pump comes on (made me rule out the ignition switch)
Idiot lights do NOT go through their test cycle
Injectors are not firing
Spark is unknown at the time

Any help would be great guys, i need to get the car home ASAP, thanks

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:02 am
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Where Did You Hear Of Abob visited me in a dream and told me about it.
That doesn't sound good. If you have VATS, it sounds to me like it could a security thing - you sure the immobiliser hasn't malfunctioned? Does the security light go out when the key is turned?
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