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Re: 88 camaro crank to start
SOUNDS LIKE A BAD IGNITION MODULE OR A BAD COIL. THERMAL EXPANSION COULD BE CAUSING A POOR CONNECTION IN ONE OF THESE COMPONENTS WHEN THE ENGINE GETS HOT. IF YOU CALL AROUND, SOME AUTO PARTS PLACES CAN CHECK YOUR IGNITION MODULE LOCATED UNDER THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP, HELD ON BY TWO SCREWS. TEST THE COIL UNPLUGGED ON THE TACH. AND BATT. TERMINALS WHICH SHOULD READ CLOSE TO ZERO WITH AN OHM-METER. HOPE THIS HELPS YOUR BOWTIE BACK ON THE STREETS WHERE IT BELONGS. LET ME KNOW PLEASE. GOOD LUCK.
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You probably drenched the plugs to the point that they will not fire-remove them and dry them with a towel, and charge the battery-also, if it has been sitting for a long time, you need to put a decent amount of fresh gas in the tank, what is in there is probably like varnish and will only cause problems if you try to run it with just that for fuel. Change the oil as soon as possible too.
We had a problem like this in our 97 Camaro with the V6. It would run fine until my wife went somewhere with it, parked it and then wouldn't restart. When it would sit for about an hour then it would start again. It turned out to be the crank position sensor, when the electronic part of it got hot enough it couldn't sense correctly and tell the computer how to time the spark. All it would do is crank without firing. So once we had that sensor replaced it ran good again. Good luck I hope this helps! I'm on to the next problem it's having, an occasional battery drain and a radio and electric windows that die when they want to and come back later. BuzzieTN
Is the Service Engine Soon (or Check Engine) light illuminated on the instrument panel? If so, then have someone pull the codes and post them back here. Autozone will do this for you at no cost.Caution: don't purchase any parts after reading the codes on their recommendation! If no codes, then suspect either a bad crankshaft sensor or camshaft sensor. There are other possibilities too, but these are primary. I have seen MANY bad crank sensors do exactly what your describe without setting a code.
It happens to my 93 Integra but mostly when the car is sitting in the sun or when the weather is hot. What works sometimes, is to step on the gas pedal down to the floor and start the car at the same time. Other times, I wait a few minutes and then do the same thing.
Definately overfueling. Don't apply any gas pedal when starting. lightly tap and crank. If still does it, fuel pressure regulator malfunction- good luck It should fire up without give it fuel. not like the good ole cars.
check the o2 sensor, throttle body, vaccum lines, that timing and spark is correct and working on all cylinders( broken plug or wires), try the module on the distributor sometimes that can do it to but usally it runs good then gets bad as engine warms, to me is sounds like timing which also could be in the valvetrain or in the chain and gears in front... hopefully this gets you started in the right direction