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Turns over but why doesn't it start?

Gave some starting fluid seem to start a little will not with gas what could this be

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    Ashley zych Oct 11, 2015

    I have feel pressure to the rail I have power to the injectors I have power to the coil I have power to everything that I need power to could it be a ground wire I don't know



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Could be no fuel pressure for the injectors
could be no spark and the apparent trying to start is from the compression ignition of the starter fluid
best have the fault codes read first to determine the area of failure

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