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Timing off on 1997 Camaro will not spark

Car ran fine before wannabe mechanic mis timed the car.

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Get the correct firing order of the car and re-set the firing order. Put the timing mark on the harmonic balancer on the 10 degrees before top dead centre mark check where the cam actuator is . The point should be just open of the point of the cam pacing the block

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SOURCE: 1997 Camaro, Z28 Car is running rich, flooding out and fouling

Depending on how many miles are on the car, I would bet you have a stuck or failed fuel injector, or multiple injectors that are leaking. Check EBAY, there are usually lots on there for sale used. They are very easy to change.

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SOURCE: 1995 Camaro backfire

check your vaccum lines and injectors I had the same problem the injector would put gas in the cylinder but not keep constant spray so it would puddle and ignite creating a back fire also check your coils and make sure you are getting spark to every plug ...

hope that help I have the same car 1995 chevrolet camaro 3.4 liter v6 automatic

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SOURCE: my 1997 chevy lumina will not start it just makes a clicking sound when i tr to turn te key

Sounds as if you have a bad starter. The vehicle running differently when cold is a whole different issue that has nothing to do with the starter. Below is a picture of the starter and its location. You can have someone turn the key as if to start the car while you actually touch the starter. If it is bad you will feel it trying to enguage or click inside. I'm guessing that's the clicking noise you hear. If the vehicle is in a bad location and you need to move it in order to replace the starter, again while someone is turning the key to start the car you can tap on it with a small hammer or something and GM starters are pretty good about loosening up and starting while you are tapping on it. This doesn't fix the problem it just will get you going so you can move it. This "tapping" works about 85 percent of the time on GM starters. Either way if you feel the starter trying to go with somebody turning the key, more than likely you are dealing with a bad starter. Hope this helps.


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hope that help I have the same car 1995 chevrolet camaro 3.4 liter v6 automatic

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