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When I pull the string to start it it will backfire and not come on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The backfiring on deceleration is typically associated with a loose timing chain.
If you put a wrench on the harmonic balancer bolt, turn the balancer gently until you feel the chain tighten, then rotate the opposite way until it tightens, how far does is move.
If it goes more than an inch, it is getting sloppy. If it moves closer to 2 inches, it is worn out.
Try that first then let me know and we can go from there.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
It sounds like to me you are having problems with your fuel injectors. In situations like these there are soooooo many different variables and possible problems, but the fact that the car is backfiring makes me believe that you are getting too much fuel in because that is what makes are car backfire. When fuel makes it to the cat converter or muffler it will burn there and cause the backfire. My suggestion would be to start the process of elimination with a good fuel injector cleaner. The only one that recommend is called Greased Lightening and can be purchased at Napa and O'Reilley auto parts. If you don't have one of these near you I would go with Techron. Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Thanks for letting me help you with your problem and I would appreciate an honest rating on the help that I gave you. Thanks for using FixYa!
Posted on May 20, 2009
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