Question about 1992 Geo Tracker
Recently completed head gasket repair on 92 geo tracker 8 valve, 1.6L engine. Everything is reassembled. Checked compression and it is low per specs in haynes manual but the engine is not at operating temp because I can't get it to start. New plugs and wires, new timing belt and tension pulley. Its getting spark and fuel. Wires are in the proper firing order per the manual, 1,3,4,2. It sputters a bit, and a little back firing but will not quite ignite and run. Any advice?
There are 2 engines, watch out those rag books mix them in a toxic soup. ( a real FSM is cheap and far better (ask)
8v it the TBI engine, single injector. I restored a 91 to mint, condition.
why not use numbers, low means zero, 150PSI wide open throttle is normal, and more warm or hot.
the 8v dizzy turns backwards from the 16v
your rotor turns CW, clock wise, crank it and watch it....
so the wires must be laid down per last link below.
if lots of advice, in fact could get it going in 1hr or less. hands on.
when you put the belt in, did you use the right marks?
there are false marks there for other engine usage.
the 60a mark is correct the 80c is wrong.
if you get that wrong, there is no hope. thus this page
here is the dizzy page
easy huh? TDC 0 deg. #1 firing, rotor at red dot.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: WON'T START
hi there.... double check that all your timing marks are correct with the #1 cylinder at tdc. make sure that the distributor iscorrect also.check that the rotoris at the #1 wire when your at tdc.
If everything is good and you still can't start it, try rotating the distributor clock wise or counterclockwise and see if it will start. turn the distributor small amounts though. Hope this helps you
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
SOURCE: 1992 geo tracker will not run
The ECM has a blown capacitor inside it for opening the injector you will most likly need to get it rebuilt, buy a new ,or used ECM had the same problem with my sidekick.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: 1992 Geo Prizm wont start
It could very well be your problem. What you have to do is unwrap the bundle and trace that wire back until you find where it comes from or it stops looking melted part way through the bundle then look at all the other wires close to that spot for burnt spots or insulation worn off and cover them with electrical tape. Cut the burnt wire off and replace it with one the same size,making sure you tape up the splice, and run it back to the engine where it started.
If it goes back to a fuse or switch check them out to make sure they are good. A fuse could have burned out when the wire overheated or a switch could be bad and made it burn. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
If you look in the engine compartment and on top of the engine you will see a fuel rail which is connected to the fuel injectors and at the end of the rail closest to the front of the engine you will see a bolt head I think about 5/8 or so wrench. Take it loose and turn the ignition key on and off to see if there is any fuel coming from the fuel rail.No need to actually try to start it just turn key on and off to activate the fuel pump. This is easiest with 2 people but you will be able to see if it is wet when you return to the engine compartment. Please just be sure you have no source of fuel ignition such as a hot shop light no smoking and things of the sort. If there is no fuel then your fuel pump is your problem. If there is fuel then look directly down at the crankshaft pulley and see if you see contact of the pulley to the plastic timing cover near the center of the cover if so and there are plastic shavings from the cover then you may have sheared a bolt and key way on the crankshaft causing the timing to be all off. This is a common problem on these trackers.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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