Car would not start or the engine wouldn?t even turn over.
Hi, Car would not start or the engine wouldn’t even turn over. How do I find out if it is broken timing belt or ignition coil. The car would sound like stuck starter when trying to start.
It has new Starter, Alternator, Battery, Spark plugs. Spark plugs Cable set and ignition Coil look in good condition,
Re: Car would not start or the engine wouldn?t even turn...
Try removing spark plugs and turning engine over by hand with socket wrench on harmonic dampner if it spins freely probably not engine problem fluid in cylinders will cause hydro lock indicating blown head gasket or injector stuck wide open. a broken timing belt would still allow engine to turn over as your car should not have an interference engine. If engine will not turn by hand with spark plugs out susspect internal engine damage siezed bearings broken rod and so.
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my car would turn over but wouldn 't start, after changing all the same stuff you did it kept not starting again , so i changed the purge control valve and it's been good so far . seems to be a common problem, there are 2 on the car but they say its the one on the engine they always replace, better check that first to be sure.
Does it seem to crank faster than usual? It could have a broken timing belt. Take off the distributor cap and have someone watch the rotor or mark its position. Then leaving the cap off turn the key like you are starting the car. If the rotor doesn't move your timing belt is broke. Luckily that is not an interference engine and a broken timing belt will not cause catastrophic failure. There could be a number of other causes however. Why did you change out the ignition?
Won't turn over? Do you mean the starter won't crank the engine over?
Or the engine cranks over and won't start, and you have tested for spark when cranking and have no spark? And then you have tested the coil and ignition module, and they tested out good? Am I on the right page here? If so, maybe the next thing to check would be the crank position sensor. The ecu (computer) signals the ignitor (ignition module) when to initiate spark after it digests the signals from the crank position sensor and the cam position sensor.
Hi sounds like the typical fuel pump or filter problem with these cars, best way to tell is take top fuel hose off on fuel filter under hood, turn key on ignition (not start) and fuel should pump out, if not its your pump, just beware of doing when engine is hot
The first thing I would check is to see if the timing belt is broken. You can do this by removing the distributor cap, cranking the engine, and seeing if the rotor turns. If it does not turn than the belt is likely broken. Usually the engine will sound like it is turning over faster than usually.
If the rotor is turning and you have no spark the usual suspect is the igniter. It is located in the distributor and has four wires going to it. Two of them will go to the coil. Make sure there is power to the igniter and the coil. If there is power than I wouldn't have any problem replacing the igniter. They are a pretty common issue for no spark symptoms.
sounds like no compression due to a broken timing belt take the distibutor cap off and have someone wind the engine if the rotarbutton is not turning there is your answer also should be able to pry the plastic cover on the timing belt to see it
Check to see if the distributor shaft is turning. If not, then check the timing belt. Another indication of a broken timing belt is if the engine cranks, but sounds like it has no compression. If the timing belt is good and the ignition timing is set correctly, look to see if you are getting 12 volts to the positive connection on the ignition coil. If that is good but you still don't get spark, you may have a bad electronic pickup assembly in the distributor. If you are not getting 12 volts to the coil with the ignition switch in the run (on) position then you may have a problem with the wiring, ignition switch, or electronic control unit.
It almost sounds as if you have some broken teeth on the flywheel that the starter engages.
I would remove the starter, loosen or remove the spark plugs to relieve compression, then have someone turn the engine byhand while peering into the bellhousing with a flashlight where the starter mounts and inspect the flywheel for damage.
With a tooth (or more) worn or broken off, when the Bendix throws the starter gear forward, it may be landing on top of a broken tooth, slipping off, then turning your engine over.
There may be enough tooth even if broken, to stay engaged once the starter has meshed.