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Could timing chain be broke? Update to this problem: I was told bt a FixYa expert to spray starting fluid into throttle body and see if it will start. I just tried to start with starting fluid, still no response. When I try to start it smells flooded, I smell gas. Below is my original request: I have a 1998 Isuzu Hombre 2.2L two wheel drive pickup (Made by GM is same as Chevy S10). Ok, here is my problem. It just suddenly stopped running with no warning. It will crank but shows no sign of trying to start. I checked the following items and all are good: ignition module, coils, has good spark, fuel pump is good and delivering strongly to fuel rail, fuel filter is new, battery is good. Now, I think the problem is the injectors. But before I remove the air intake manifold to possibley check the injectors is there anything else I can check before doing this? Is it possible that it could be the oil pressure sender that is bad or maybe the fuel pump relay? I know your probably saying that the fuel pump wouldn't run if relay was bad, but about 4 years ago my fuel pump stopped pumping so I replaced with new one and it still didn't pump so I wired it directly to a wire that was hot only when ignition key switch is on. That solved my fuel pump problem. So, what I'm thinking is: since I bypassed the fuel pump circuit 4 years ago could it now be this circuit that is shutting down power to injectors even though fuel pump is still running due to bypassing the circuit. I'm a member of FixYa and I provide my expertise in solving washer and dryer problems. I'm a mechanically inclined person but auto mechanics are not my specialty, I'm hoping that it's yours if your looking at this. Please help.

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  • MrQuickFixit Jun 27, 2009

    Thanks 66 chrgr for the update and suggestion to my problem.

  • MrQuickFixit Jun 27, 2009

    This is the first time that I've posted a problem on FixYa and kinda new just joined this month. Sorry I posted same problem three times. Please just answer this post, ignore the other two. Thanks

  • MrQuickFixit Jun 27, 2009

    So, your saying that for sure if timing chain was broke I would not have spark? Please explain. Are you sure that this is correct for my specific engine 2.2L 1998 Isuzu Hombre (Chevy S10)?

  • MrQuickFixit Jul 01, 2009

    I have good strong spark, thanks

  • thomas foster
    thomas foster May 11, 2010

    if your timming chain was broke you wouldnt have fire

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    This is 3rd time I've seen this, where/which one do we answer?

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It is possible was the engine rattling before it quite .if so the chain could have broke .Do a compression check the cylinders should be at least 120 psi.You should have smelled fuel before but you thought the injectors were bad so i assumed you didnt smell any gas.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Isuzu Hombre 2.2L two wheel drive

The oil pressure sender is a good idea.It sounds like you know what your talking about have you tried spraying a little starting fluid in the throttle body to see if it will start?do you have an injection pulse tester you will need one.if you have no injector pulse but of have spark suspect a bad quad driver in the computer.or possible oil sending unit but this usally just shuts down the pump.Good luck let me know.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Update to this problem: Told to try starting fluid, no response.

Get a good psi reading on the fuel pressure. These engines are very picky if the pressure is + - more than 7psi it will not open the injectors correctly.
Is it a vortec?

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Isuzu Hombre 2.2L cranks but won't start.

After trying to start, did you pull plugs & inspect them for wet from fuel, as you said you smelled fuel like it was flooding? Also keep in mind MAP sensor also provides info to VCM which then regulates fuel delivery & timing from info supplied by MAP sensor.

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