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cranks good but will not start

Old 06-24-2014, 11:00 AM
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2001 s80 with 2.9 engine. car has been running with no problems. My wife left work and came home.(3.5 miles) with no problems. About 2 hours later I went to start the car and it just cranks ,does not even fire or mis fire. After many trys I killed battery. The gas tank was on "E". but code said 50 miles to empty. I went got 3 gallons of gas. And got a jump. After 2 or 3 trys of cranking the engine started I held the down a little 0n the gas pedal. and the engine was running at about 2000 rpms for 10 secounds. so I took my foot of the gas pedal and the engine died. Tryed to restarted but just cranked did not even fire a little.. any ideas,, thanks so much
Old 06-28-2014, 08:49 AM
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Load test the battery. Sounds like a marginal battery.
Old 07-02-2014, 05:10 PM
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I have had this problem in the past with my 850 but usually after several weeks of not being run but an interesting thing happened recently. I blew a head gasket and when I got the car towed back home I tried starting and it of course wouldn't. I took the spark plugs out and saw that 3 were just a tiny bit wet.
I looked in the cylinders and saw water in some of them. I used a hose to blow out the water [a messy job!] and that bad boy started right up.

Point here is, check the plugs and look in the cylinders.
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