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My SSR will not start. It just cranks and cranks.

And it is not putting out any DTC codes.

That tells me either no spark or no gas.

But, after cranking it about 5 times, I can really smell the gas.

So, that tells me no spark.

But why?

This is where I'm stuck.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Matt
 

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I had a similar problem, it was the ignition switch.
 

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Hey Thanks!

I was thinking maybe the timing chain. But, it shouldn't be that at only 30,000 miles.

Did yours do it off and on for a few days and then just not work at all?

That's what mine did.

Ran fine.

Would not start at first, but then started.

Ran fine.

Would not start at first, and took a lot longer to start, but then finally started.

Now it won't start at all.

This has all been over the course of 4 days to a week.

MJJ
 

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I was thinking maybe the timing chain. But, it shouldn't be that at only 30,000 miles.

Did yours do it off and on for a few days and then just not work at all?

That's what mine did.

Ran fine.

Would not start at first, but then started.

Ran fine.

Would not start at first, and took a lot longer to start, but then finally started.

Now it won't start at all.

This has all been over the course of 4 days to a week.

MJJ
i agree with the ign switch,timing chains don't work sometimes then work again.the switch has been a problem for a few people.
 

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Magnavolt

Joe,

I immediately thought it was the Magnavolt.

I was stuck in the Staples parking lot.

My SSR cranked and cranked but would not start.

Then, I bypassed the Magnavolt by crossing those 2 blue wires and it cranked right up.

So, I was sure it was the Magnavolt.

But, then I was stuck in the Office Depot parking lot and she would not start no matter if I had the Magnavolt blue wires crossed or not. So, I had to be flat-bedded home.

So, I think I have ruled out the Magnavolt.

But, would a bad ignition switch let the engine crank? Or would it just be dead when turned? Or can a bad one do both?

Sometimes it just cranks. Other times it almost catches, sputters a tiny bit, and then quits. But, it's never just flat-out dead.

Does that sound like an ignition switch to you.

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Thank you everybody!

It was the ignition switch.

I never would have even thought of it; known where it was located; or learned how to replace it without this forum.

The system works!

Thank you to all!

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