One of the cylynders isnt getting enough compression. I dont know if that would have anything to do with it not starting. I checked the battery and it is good. My car is a 5 speed maual. Please help me
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Re: My 84 camaro will not start
If one cylinder isn't getting enough compression, the other cylinders might not be getting enough either. see, if there isn't enough compression, when the fuel ignites it is escaping someplace instead of pushing the piston causing the motor to run.
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i recommend you to RUN the scanner/computer for diagnostic and fix it. You can have some problem with PCM+or ignition coil+BCM+sensor +sparkplug+wires, distributo etc. See the diagram attached. The electronico now in vehicle is complicated. God bless you
First off, ether is not the way to go at all! You'll end up messing up the piston rings with continuous use. Also with using ether engines tend to get "addicted" to it (its the only way they will start after some time as the rings get burnt and compression under normal cranking isnt enough)
The fact you can start the engine on ether means fuel prob isnt the problem. I would have said the problem was probably your pre-heating system and to check your plugs, wiring and fuses for the pre-heating system but the fact hot start doesnt work either doesnt make sense.
How long have you been using ether? If it has been for an extended period then I have a feeling the piston rings might be shot and full compression cant be reached during cranking and the ether just kickstarts your engine into starting. Any smoke out the tailpipe?
this can be one of several problems the first thing I would do is check the timeing if it is a distberless ignition you do this by removeing the #1 spark plug and bring up to top dead center on the compression stroke and check the timmeing marks if it has a dist. then do the same thing and pull the cap and check to see if the roater is pointing to #1 and then go from there
Sure sounds like the vacuum switch is not working properly. You have done exactly what I would have done, start with the actuator(most common problem) and go from there. If your not getting the vacuum , then most likely the vacuum switch is your problem.
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