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1997 circuis my car turns owver no problem gas is getting to the car but it will not start , this happens when the weather is warm and damp i have put methyal hydrate in the gas to remove moisture from the gas but the car still will not start just keeps turning over and no spark to start the engine

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Replace the crankshaft position sensor it sounds like it is braking down.

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2006 ford free star when it rains the PCM gets wet and runs rough. Today it has rained for 3 days @ won't turn over. Battery is fine. Only a problem when it rains.


Rain should not affect your car starting. It sounds as if your battery is failing. Put your headlights on and get someone to turn the key with you looking at the headlights. If they dim to a glow-worm, your battery is not powerful enough. Sometimes a cell will fail and although your get 12 volts, you don't get enough cranking amps.

Regarding starting in damp weather, you can try this. Spray all the ignition leads with WD40 and also the inside and outside of the distributor cap. You can also try this which worked for me on an old Datsun that didn't like damp weather. Get some broadsheet newspapers and tape them together to make one large cover for the engine compartment. Make is about 10 sheets thick. Run the vehicle with this all over the winter. When you drive the paper warms and keeps the leads warm. When you park, any moisture in the air goes into the paper and doesn't condense on the ignition system. Make sure the paper is away from moving part like the radiator fan and the exhaust manifold. Check it after your first short drive, it should stay in place.

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Raining for 3 days and my 2006 ford free star won't turn over. Battery is good, starter clicks no more. PCM has been wet before. Waiting for dryer weather and try again.


Rain should not affect your car starting. It sounds as if your battery is failing. Put your headlights on and get someone to turn the key with you looking at the headlights. If they dim to a glow-worm, your battery is not powerful enough. Sometimes a cell will fail and although your get 12 volts, you don't get enough cranking amps.

Regarding starting in damp weather, you can try this. Spray all the ignition leads with WD40 and also the inside and outside of the distributor cap. You can also try this which worked for me on an old Datsun that didn't like damp weather. Get some broadsheet newspapers and tape them together to make one large cover for the engine compartment. Make is about 10 sheets thick. Run the vehicle with this all over the winter. When you drive the paper warms and keeps the leads warm. When you park, any moisture in the air goes into the paper and doesn't condense on the ignition system. Make sure the paper is away from moving part like the radiator fan and the exhaust manifold. Check it after your first short drive, it should stay in place.

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I start the car and it runs fine but in 5 sec it dies, the car ran just fine on friday night and now tuesday it has this symptom. It was also very cold this weekend


It is possible that you have some water in your fuel. If so, it can freeze if the weather is cold enough and prevent fuel from getting to your engine. If you can somehow warm the car up a bit, you can put some methyl or even better isopropyl alcohol in the fuel and run it for a while. Note that if it IS ice, it will go away as soon as the weather warms up enough. But it is a good idea to run some methyl or isopropyl alcohol, even if you do get it started when the weather warms up, so it doesn't happen again. It is very unlikely to get water in your fuel at a gas station. It happens due to condensation in the gas tank if you don't fill it up every time you get gas. If you keep it fairly low all the time, it will take a lot of moisture from the air. The methyl or isopropyl alcohol will blend with the water and allow it to burn off.

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If it is happening more frequently in cold or damp weather it could be a spark issue. Wet or damp weather can effect spark plug wires if there is even minor damage to them (usually occurs durring rain). The other things that come to mind are the fuel pump and lastly the fuel line check ball that is in the fuel tank. If it is leaking then all the fuel in the line will drain back into the tank over night (pressure lost in the fuel line) and this will cause repeated, extended cranking when you first start the car in the morning or after the car has sat for several hours.

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the destriper cap on my car had moister in it .i cleaned it up and it started right up,

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It almost sounds to me like a timing issue. Did you get it timed properly after the distributer was installed? Another thing is the timing chain. Aim a timing light at the crank marks and see if they are staying in the same place, or jumping around. If they are jumping your timing chain may have jumped, or be badly worn, and will need to be replaced.

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Starting in damp weather 1993 240 wagon, auto/od, 235k miles


perhaps you need a new cap and roter a new spark plug wire set. they don;t like moisture. also check to see if you have any broken or leaking vacuum hoses. the worse case senerio would be that your head gasket is leaking--at cold temps a little antifreeze will enter until everything warms up and it seals shut due to metal expanding. but since you say it's cold weather only--this probably wou;dn't be the case. good luck.

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