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Old 02-20-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Crank but no start...and no fault codes

Not throwing any fault codes...
Have a quarter tank gas left...
I hear the fuel pump prime (pretty sure I hear it)...
All 6 spark plugs were replaced 1.5 years ago...

Everything was fine until one snowy morning...just wouldn't start.

Here's a video of start attempt:Click here

Any ideas?

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Old 02-24-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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Does your dash turn on, CEL turns on then off?
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:11 AM   #3
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It sounds like it wants to start. Are you absolutely sure you hear your pump priming?
This is super loud, it should not be a maybe. I didn't hear anything in the video.
Maybe retake it with the camera outside underneath the driver door.

Sometimes your fuel gauge can be significantly off.
It wouldn't cost you anything to add a couple liters of gasoline and try again.

Alternatively, you could have flooded the engine.
Wait until the morning, and try cranking with the gas pedal all the way to the floor.

Hmm.. what else? Check your grounds next to the first and last coil packs.
And all other "big-3" grounds as well.

If everything on this list checks out, I'd start looking at fuses also.
Did you by chance run the battery dead at any point, or use a different key to try starting the car?
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