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What should I do my GA15 ENGINE is giving me problems of failing to start with the carburettor spitting or backfiring despite using a new battery?

I have tried to clean the carburettor and making adjustment to the distributor but all in vain

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What is the vehicle , model age etc ? in general this sounds like a timing problem or the vacuum system may have a split/leak etc , i've included a link to a nissan forum as they are the major user of this engine hope this helps
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Posted on Nov 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Engine dies numerous times a day.

Have you thought about it possibly being the engine that has something wrong with it? Have you checked the cylinders?

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SOURCE: nissan ga15 engine idle adjustment locations

The idle speed is computer controled, it is not adjustable, you most likely have sludge in the throttle valve and the idle speed control air bypass valve, clean them with carb spray with the engine running.

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SOURCE: ford laser kh 1.6 ltr carby with a big problem

you'll have to reset the timing marks on cam and crank, check no1 is at TDC, and look at distrubuter to make sure it firing on no1.
if you split the hydraulic line, you'll have to bleed the line.
good luck. cheers !

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Stumbles and backfires on acceleration

Check the distributor shaft. They have a history of developing finite cracks that causes the condition your describing. Let me know if I can help you with any other info.

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SOURCE: Have a 92 GEO Tracker 2wd, 1.6 l, 80,000m on it.

Sounds like a timing problem....put a timing light on it to ensure the engine is in time. Otherwise, you may have a bad ignition control module (ICU/ECU)...computer. check the timing first...good luck

Posted on Feb 11, 2011

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