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81 Hatch ignition issues-need some help here.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:34 PM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:41 PM
...I'm thinking it's a short somewhere in the wire bundle from the dash to the ignition. ...
Well... First I Think that, but Then I think that Maybe your car has a Bad Ignition Coil too...
Why? ... Well... A Week Ago, I helped someone that had the same "20 Secs Syndrome" on the engine of his car :-\ , it was in a Park, near a Nice Lagoon where People goes to rest Weekends, I saw the Man in Trobles with his Car... Helpin´ Him to check what´s Goin´ on, I Touched the Ignition Coil and it was Too Hot, it almost burn my Hand...
So, I just replaced the Old Coil with a spare one that I Carry (Carried) on my EA82´s Trunk (Was my Subie´s Old Coil, since I´ve Changed that with an Accel Superstock 8140 HV) The Guy did Paid me for the Old Coil and his car did run Fine.
So, I think that aside of the Wires´ Cluster, and the Possibility of a Short Circuit there, Maybe your subie got a Bad Ignition Coil too...
So, I Suggest to Check it up, carefully.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:52 PM
I have the same thing on my 81 Hatch, and it's either the switch or the fuel pump controller on mine. Not sure though. On mine, all the warning lights light up, and the power to the fuel pump is cut. The battery still charges, but the choke doesn't get power either, so it idles high. At lower rpms, the voltage regulator whines and buzzes.
As a make it driveable fix, I ran power and ground wires to the fuel pump, off the fan fuse. It runs (or ran till I killed the engine), and went about 75 miles a day to and from work for two months straight. I am going to rewire it with a system that makes a bit more sense once the new engine is in.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:09 PM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:44 PM
Yup, that was the same thing mine did after it sat for a couple weeks.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:17 PM
(I know a guy who knows a guy who owns said wagon...)
How's my old car doing overall? I feel bad that it turned out to be a semi-lemon. Anything I can do to help?
Hope you get her going. And lifted.
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