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Monday, February 22, 2010

1994 camaro z28 not starting

it was running perfect and it sat for several mths and was supposely started once in awhile i tried 1 day took me 3 days to get running it ran perfect then it sat for 8 hours and hasnt started again it wines now so i think its the starter but dont have the money to get someone to switch it for me and i am not sure if it is the only issue

1) Frozen solenoid. Tap on it with a hammer.
2) it sounds its a lose wire my car did that and after spending 800 bucks to have every part you can think of change by the shop i kept taking it too.  i finally took it some other place good year found it was just a lose wire and fix it for 30 bucks. if you take the starter off just remember to color coat which wire as to where it goes and just put it on the same as you took it off its not hard to change them i have done them before.

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  1. Dont know if your still looking for answers but I had the same problem with my 93 Suburban. I had it towed to a shop where they replaced the ignition solenoid, some $165.00. i had to go out of town pulling a trailer and 80 miles later the same thing, it just died. the ignition still turned over but it wouldn't start. Another mechanic told me that I needed a new coil wire. The distributor wasn't getting a spark. To test it, unplug it, plug it back in and see if it will start. If you have two people you may want to just hold the wire above the distributor and see if it arcs.
    I then went to Nappa for new plugs to go with the new wires. They told me to only use OEM plugs (NOT PLATINUM, the burn up the wires and cause the same problem) and the wires I purchased the day prior while out of town were wrong as well. So I purchased OEM wires and pugs and haven't had a problem since.