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my carbed 87 gl wagon wont start

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#1 BlindSight


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Posted 10 October 2005 - 11:43 PM

So it will turn over, the timing belts will turn but wont fully start, tried using some starting fluid but still not kicking on, any suggestions? Doesn't seem to have anything to to with the electrical system, getting plenty of power where I should be. :( back to walking again.

#2 torxxx


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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:15 AM

well does it fire at all? if there is no firing at all, I'd say fuel is your problem. pull off the fuel line off the carb and crank on it.. fuel should spill out of the hose while you are cranking on it

#3 stephenw22


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Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:13 AM

I always use the combustion triangle - a fire needs: fuel, air, ignition source.

Air - is the car getting air to the cylinders - are both timing belts turning?

Ignition - test the coil to disty cap wire and see if sparks are being produced. check again at the plug wires to the cap, and the plug wires to the plugs. If possible, pull a couple of plugs and see if theyare actually sparking.

Fuel - dump a little gas down the carb throat. Turn the engine over and see if it runs. Check fuel pressure at the carb, or at least fuel flow. If you don't have a pressure tester, you can just take the fuel feed line from the pump and put it into a big jar or small jerry can. Crank the engine over and see if fuel is being pumped into the can.

#4 BlindSight


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Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:55 PM

THANKS EVERYONE!!!!!!!! Fooled around with it today, found that was getting a really weak spark so swapped the battery from my loyale(the one that got backed into), eventually figured out that the choke was sticking a little as well, but its back to running :)

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