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WON`T START COLD, STARTS ON STARTING FLUID 96 TRACKER

AFTER A FEW SHOTS OF STARTING FLUID IT WILL STAY RUNNING AND WARMS UP. IDLES VERY SMOOTH HAS NO THROTTLE RESPONSE . DIES ON HILLS, JUST WON`T TAKE THROTTLE. AFTER 20 MIN. IT RUNS A LITTLE BETTER BUT DOESN`T RUN PAST 1/4 THROTTLE. I DID NOTICE A SMALL OIL LEAK FROM A SENSOR ON THE FRONT OF THE OIL PAN. NO CHECK LIGHT IS ON AND NO CODES CAME UP ON A CHEAP SCANNER. THANKS

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  • cgreene568 Apr 08, 2009

    WILL NOT START USE STARTING FLUID STARTS FINE AFTER THAT IT WILL START RIGHT BACK UNTIL IT SETS ALL NIGHT THEN WONT START. Once it startsruns great. sorry for caps

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96 , TRACKER?
IF IT RUNS AND STAYS running. then that means the car is flooding or is in a sad state of tune.
tune it up and it will start every time.

if not ask me here.

http://www.kick-fix.com/
see my guest book. ask a question.

1; tune up
2: bad ECT sensor.
3: stuck closed IAC.
my page answers all sidekick questions.

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91 is 8valve TBI injection.
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the starting fluid is more combustible and starts a flooded motor.
kinda like adding dynamite to bbq lighter fluid.
hahah
ok,
try a tune up.
then try holding gas pedal to floor, this is super secret unflood mode and cuts fuel injection.

the issues why its flooding, not starting is normal for that condition.
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1: bad need of tune up
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2: leaking injector.

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cap/wires/plugs /rotor, filters, there i said it.

or
this car has a viewable fuel injector
one an do 2 things with it.
key on five times , or 5 seconds on, not cranking
and other person looks down throttle body neck
yes, off comes the tube on top.
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