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87 gl wont start
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:05 PM
Check for spark right after it quits.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:54 PM
but assure spark as posted above..
Ignition module in distributor acts up when going out... when the module goes it stops sending spark.
Fuel or Spark.. that is why I love these cars..
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:06 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:48 AM
... a 1987 gl wagon, stock carb, shuts off randomly and wont start back up, it cranks forever but nothing...
"Stock Carb" are key words here... the Hitachi carburetor on those EA82 engines, has many vacuum hoses, some of those goes to the carbon canister, some others are tiny 1/8" and 3/16" for vacuum purposes...
The Hitachi carb has two thicker hoses in the Top, one in front and one in rear of the center bowl's (opening) top, if those are Misplaced or open to the Air, the car will start and run normally when first started cool at morning, or after a while... but after certain time / engine temp, the engine will have the exact behaviour that you described: "shuts off randomly and wont start back up".
So I kindly suggest you to check for Unplugged / Cracked \ Misplaced Hoses.
If you're not sure about those, you can do a small test: Cap close all the Bigger Hoses' ports at the Carburetor (Except Fuel-in Line and Fuel-Return Line of course) and try to drive the car like that for a while to see if the problem dissapears.
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