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#1 ernst82

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

The other night I was driving home and went to speed up and I did not have any power then my engine just cut off. After I was stopped I tryed starting the car a few times then it started. The next morning my car would only crank after trying for awhile it started. I let it run for awhile then turned it off and on a few times and it started each time. But today it would only crank. Any Idea's where I should start looking? My car is a 1986 xt ea82t. Thanks guys.

#2 naru

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

Start by making sure the fuel pump runs for a moment w/the key is turned on.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:45 PM

Fuel pump is working fine, I even disconnected the fuel line from the filter and fuel came out when I cranked it over.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

check that the timing belt did not slip of break. if the passenger side breaks, the car will run in 2 cylinders. If the driver side breaks, it will not run at all. the belt can lose a tooth, and the timing and cam would be off.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

Belts are good. Per your advice Miles, when I replaced my water pump I took the dust covers off.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

OK, update. I replaced the coil last night still just cranking. I pulled a spark plug and I did not see any spark when cranking the engine.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:38 PM

If there's No Spark at all when Crankin' ... There's your Subie's Problem.

So, I Kindly suggest to Check the Distribuitor itself for anything Loose, inside and around.

Good Luck!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:49 PM

Ok , I am now getting spark but the engine is still only cranking. So what should I check now? Thanks for the help guys.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

Also because I am in the Military I dont get much time to work on it, so if anyone in the Ft. Lewis area would like to make some extra cash by fixing my car let me know lol.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:44 PM

i would try the injectors as it happend twice on me first the 2 right then left sometimes it would gain and loose power randomly until they completely quit so i got it running and unplugged injectors, one at a time listening for change in rpm and the ones with no difference were bad, i replaced them and it ran strong

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

I suggest you check the compression to see if a belt slipped.




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