Simple engine starting problems(Some time starts)click
Hi recently ran into a problem with the starting part. The car itself is a 1L 3 cyl carbureted engine with 160K. The problem lies when I first try to start the car,3 things will happen in any order.1st is after turning the key; it operates like it going to start but then a single click or clink is herd then I do it over again and the same thing one click(starter does not want to operate or kick in). the second is that after turning the key nothing will happen at all; I looks as if the battery has just died(Brand new Battery) after reinserting the key and trying to put it into neutral when wanting to start it won’t allow me cause battery is just not delivering full power(NEW Battery@12.6 V) instrument light are dim and after pushing the brake it dies: wait 2 sec and light will slowly begin to light up but as soon as I push the brake it happens again.3rd is that it will start like a Ferrari just like nothing was ever wrong in the first place. What could be the problem a faulty starter relay, Starter/solenoid, neutral safety switch? Any advice from a well skilled auto teck would be well appreciated, Thanks in advance.
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IF THESE SHAKES ARE HAPPENING ONLY WHEN THE CAR IS AT COLD START THEN U MIGHT HAVE A MINOR VALVE PROBLEM.THE VALVE HEADS DUE TO NO LUBRICATION FROM THE FUEL THEY TEND TO GET DIRTY AND NOT SIT AT THE CYLINDER HEAD AS THEY SHOULD.REMEDY IS FIRST A GOOD TEST DRIVE AND BY GOOD I MEAN REVS OVER 4000 AT LEAST.IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS UMIGHT HAVE TO DISASSEMBLE THE CYLINDER HEAD AND CLEAN THE VALVES MANUALLY.
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hi this sounds to me like its def a fuel problem, if you have done the fuel filter i would check for mositure or water in your fuel, if that comes back ok i would check your fuel pump relays or the actual pump itself
I dont think that u have a timing probing but just to be sure I would recheck the timing, (remove timing belt cover, set crank to zero and make sure both cams line up with the marks on the engine) if thats all good the u have a prob with that particular cylinder. first thing I would do is swap the coil pack from cyl 3 with another cylinder (like cyl 1) then start the car if the misfire code goes from P0303 (Cyl 3) to P0301 (Cyl 1) then u know u have a bad coil pack. try that and let me know what happens
hummm, lets see here. you had plug wires stolen and you put new ones back on the vehicle. sounds like you may have gotten the firing order out of place. for a 4cyl the firing order will be 1-3-4-2. so as you look at the distrubutor, # 1 cyl should be going to the plug closest to the drive belts. and then 2 next and so on....
the way to tell where #1 cyl on distrubutor is.. "bump" over the starter until you see a white mark on the belt pulley line up with the marker on the timing belt cover. when you get that done. remove the distrubutor cap and look at which plug wire i's pointing to... it should be #1.... if not you have a firing order problem, (check all other wire orders... ) start with that plug wire being # one and then next (don't remember which way this engine goes clockwise or counter clockwise) but make sure the next in line is 3, and then 4, and then 2..... got it? ...... good luck and hope this helped.