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MY 86 GL WONT START
Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:46 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:54 PM
also, all capitals is harder to read and has been known to cause people to skip reading a post entirely..
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:04 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:06 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:09 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:11 PM
On the plastic covers at the front of your motor you'll see 2 little rubber covers.The passenger side is easy to see.The driver's side is kind of under the crank fan,best seen and inspected from below.
Don't bother trying to turn it over.Do this stationary without anyone starting it,etc or you may loose a finger...ouch.
Take those covers off,start with the driver's side.Put you finger in there and see if the belt has tension or is just flopping around by pressing it with your finger.Even if tension you may have slippage so feel the teeth of the belt if you do feel it's got tension still.Most likely its the driver's side and it's broken.
Let us know if that's the case and we'll tell you all the things you should do when doing belts.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:21 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:29 PM
Posted 29 July 2003 - 11:32 AM
Second time, it was a broken timing belt, just like the guys are suggesting....
But first time, it was a dead fuel pump. Are you getting fuel pressure? If you're adventurous (and careful!) you can disconnect the fuel line at the fuel filter and turn on the key -- if the pump is working you'll know. (Be prepared to catch raw fuel, and don't do this in your garage near the water heater pilot light!!!!)
Posted 30 July 2003 - 01:24 PM
Posted 30 July 2003 - 01:46 PM
if you have the ea82 the timing belts are located behind some black plastic covers on the front of the engine.
Posted 30 July 2003 - 02:04 PM
If the motor has "EA82" stamped on it somewhere on the top or on the bellhousing for the transmission then the timing belts are right in front of the motor underneath black plastic covers. If you are looking down ontop of the motor from front to back, you should see the radiator, the mechanical fan, then you should see a monstrous black plastic cover that goes across the entire front of the engine. The inspection holes are in the front of that cover and can be popped out with a flathead screwdriver.
The distributor should be pretty easy to spot - as it is where all the spark plug wires go...That cap comes off with two screws - take your time with these screws as they like to strip - either the head of the screw strips out, or the threads in the distributor body strip. Pop the cap off and you will see the "rotor". Swing the cap and wires (do not disconnect them) out of the way and have someone turn the motor over, if the rotor turns, then at least we know that the driver's side belt is OK. If the rotor does not turn, check it for tightness - a common thing is for the screw that holds the rotor onto the distributor shaft to come loose and fall off. If the rotor just pops off in your hand or spins freely, then look for the screw - it will probably be in the top of the distributor just hanging around...That rotor needs to be tightened down to the distributor shaft securely or your motor will never run.
This has caused me a no-start problem several times. I eventually had to replace my distributor although I think you could just re-tap threads and use a different screw.
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