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#1 trooperjeep

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 12:00 PM

Hi All,

This morning I degreased the engine. All went well and my 92 Loyale started right up afterwords. So... I let it run for 15 minutes to "dry".

Later, I got in to drive and pressed the button for "heat". It seemed like the AC tried to kick on for a second then the RPM's dropped way down. The engine sputted, coughed and stalled.

When I tried to restart it, the car back-fired really loudly in the engine compartment and then wouldn't start.
What happened?

Any ideas?

T.J.

#2 1ABAJA

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 02:12 PM

Sounds like you go the distributor cap wet...take it off and look for signs of moisture. Wipe out with dry rag and then shoot it up with some WD-40...should be good to go!

Also check your dook-nougat!

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#3 ShawnW

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 02:18 PM

Sounds like the water spray knocked a vac line off.

#4 MilesFox

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 02:33 PM

it could be the skinny vac line for the heat selection, the one that goes into the passenger strut tower

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:02 PM

I wouldn't say wet disty because it would have been wet on start up. He ran it for 15 minutes afterwards before this happened.
I could agree on the vac line only if the spray knocked it loose (close to being off) and then your running the engine caused it to come off. Because if it was off directly from the spray he would have experienced the problem on start up. You could also check the spark plug wires to make sure they didn't come loost from the disty cap or coil. Boz

#6 MilesFox

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:34 AM

i have sprayed cars while running, ran them for a while, turn them off for a minute, then they dont start. water in the cap. happened twice, they were both soobs!!

#7 1ABAJA

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:29 AM

That was my reply! But I will give that one to you because I have only seen that happen once....

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#8 trooperjeep

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:42 PM

Hi All,

There was water in the distributor and one of the plug wires had worn insulation from rubbing against the engine.
I replace the cap and plugs and it started right up!

:D

T.J.




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