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83 280 zx. Did complete tune up. Ghanged distributor, ignition module, coil, battery, ignition switch. I havent cleaned or changed ECU or any of the fuel related relays. I have the same problem as many. The car dies when it reaches normal opperating temp. Sometimes it will start without letting it cool. At times it wont restart unless I spray starting fluid into intake.However once restarted it will run 5, 10 min and shut off. Almost as if ive tirned the key off. Whats wrong? Please help me if you can. Thanks
I think you have a failing fuel pump. This is exactly what they do when they are about done working.
Posted on May 18, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try checking the exhaust flow when someone else is pushing down on the gas petal.The farther the petal gos down,the more exhaust should be coming out. I replaced my catalitic convertor at 44000 miles, it was clogged. I had them install a high flow type.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
SOURCE: 83 280 zx dyes when warm. Complete tune up. Then new distributor and ignition module. Change ignition switch with many of the used ones ive got from wrecking yard. I havent cleaned terminals on ECU or
Hello! I've been there too. I guess you have touched your coil after the engine stops. If the coil is hot, usually the cause is a very high resistance in the high tension circuit. That is between the coil and spark plugs. Probably something makes a false contact or loose conection or the gap at the plugs it too big.
If your coil is cold, perhaps your coolant temperature sensor is bad. This sensor tells the ecu or the cold start valve to squirt more fuel. When it fails your engine can't start when cold or it dies when hot depending on the failure type. Another thing which can go wrong if your coil is cold can be the cold start valve. This is an auxiliar injector located at the throttle body. When it fails, it simply doesn't inject fuel or injects all the time! (Only 80's cars have cold start valve)
Posted on Nov 20, 2013
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