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Help, wifes car died...
Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:43 PM
She went to a local car parts place and got a friend of hers who works there to help her change the cap, rotor, plugs, plugwires and air filter.
They put the plug wires on wrong, and tried to start it up...
it backfired once and just continued cranking.
I've got the wires in the right location and firing orders,
I've tested for spark, and though it seems a wee bit weak it's there, and the car was running with this coil before.
the cap and rotor seem to be the right ones, and with a timing light I verified that I'm getting spark through all of the plug wires.
the old cap was rusty in one tower, and well carboned inside.
This is a 87 GL wagon, 4WD 5SP manual, SPFI...
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:16 PM
CHAMPION is crap, use NGK
fuel? sensors? timing?
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:21 PM
>CHAMPION is crap, use NGK
>fuel? sensors? timing?
Napa -gold- plugwires, Echlin cap and rotor, NGK plugs
Seems to be getting fuel, and I've tried using a little starting fluid on it, no luck...
Not sure on the timing, can't find my timing light
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:29 PM
is a sensor disconnected or something mis-adjusted
I'm just a carb guy
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:45 PM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:53 AM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 10:16 AM
i personally have seen a 1000hp blown methanol engine
sneeze and bust a cam in half.....
sucked cause we spent alot of time getting the suspension back together so he go race again oh well
66" tires are heavy hehe
even if the belt slipped it should still randomly burp .. and fart
what color is the spark you get from the plugs and wires?
if its orangish thats kinda weak
and remember it takes more voltage to jump the gap of a plug under pressure ...
so if its a weak orange spark then it might be no spark at all under combustion chamber pressure
the newer wires may be a higher resistance than the old one's <dam radio suppression crap>
but double check your firing order
try the old wires if you have them
and still say thanks to the wife i can't even get mine to check the dam oil ....
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