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98 2.2 Legacy ignition failure
Posted 21 May 2010 - 01:34 PM
The vehicle has had good maintenance since I bought it new. The timing belt is current. I recently replaced the gas filler tube and check valve module. It has had plugs and wires within the last 50K that worked fine. I replaced the knock sensor as per a code warning.
I should mention that the car sat unstarted, for 10 days in rainy weather. I then moved it to another spot in the driveway without a problem. My son took it to work the next day and then the engine quit after running on partial cylinders for a minute.
I am hoping this sounds like a easy fix to some of you are familiar with the marque. Also I would likde to thank you for helping someone who just registered on this forum to get help.
Charlie in Pittsburgh
Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:40 AM
Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:40 PM
We didn't get the opportunity to swap the ignitor today but will in a day or 2. Fortunately the car will not be needed for at least a month. I just wanted to confirm
if I found the ignitor or not.
If it doesn't work out, even though it sounds like a very common failing, we will go the jumped tooth belt route. As a back up theory, my son says that the car running poorly for a minute in start up mode and then shutting down could be caused by the computer taking over and shutting off the spark because the out of position crank sensor. I will report back to those involved. Charlie
Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:45 PM
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:12 PM
Put a timing light on it and seen if it strobes?
I put a timing light on mine when it was running and got no strobe. Must have had a bad connection?
Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:35 PM
I will report back to you with the results. Also thanks for being patient with me and for resisting the urge to scold me and for not exibiting pomposity toward me (Gloyale this part doesn't pertain to you).
Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:04 PM
It's more likely to be something simple like an ignitor failure which is not common but is not unheard of either.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 04:02 AM
Sorry I strung this out so long. I have a wife in a wheelchair from a recent fall at work and I,m busier than ever. On the Airheads BMW list we also enjoy solving problems and help owners avoid dealer repairs. Yes, we have cyberbullyies there as well.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:55 AM
Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:03 AM
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:14 PM
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