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Not starting. Getting fuel/spark, and compression is good in all cylinders.

Parts that are new: cap, rotor, plugs, wires, pickup coil, coil., the ignition module looks brand new.Timing on crank is at 10 btc, rotor position is at 3 oclock, opposite of pickup coil, which is pointed at 9 oclock. #1 plug is at 3 oclock,1-3-4-2 counterclockwise. Fuel pump is charging when the key is turned. It putt,putt like it wants to start, but doesn't.Is there a sensor that will cause this?

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    Jeremy W. Nov 17, 2014

    Did it start before you did all of this?

  • Joseph M
    Joseph M Nov 19, 2014

    i would replace it and see if it helps cause even though your getting fuel you might not be getting enough let me know we will get it fixed and get you back on the road


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When did it stop running, after parking for 3 years or after a tune up>?grin
all engines, gas the tests are the same. do I need to list them , sure'
Fuses good, and CEL glows, key on.?
1: compression over 150psi, x4, , wide open throttle
2: spark , is spark good to all 4, and timed right?
2:a 1,3,4,2 order and you know dizzy rotation, CW or CCW by watching it turn , cranking, oops, you timed it backwards?
3: and last is fueling and is very complex. (leaking injectors, etc)
so it has wet spark plugs and the fuel don't burn.
so gas is 3 years old."?
or water in fuel?
or my guess is you did #2 wrong.

the car will run on test fuel with steps 1 and 2 good.
infact i can unplug the fuel pump and all engines run for 3 second
and sounds perfect with test fuel.
watch scotty. (assumes not wired wrong)

did you skip the belt changes? cam ?

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I don't think there is any sensor, you might need to check all the plug wires one of the wires might have come loose if they all are good then check to make sure that your getting fuel to the motor even if your fuel pump is working you might have a blockage in the fuel line, double check the timing to make sure that its right because if its off just a hair it will cause the car not to start. once you have done that if it still wont start hit me up and we will go from there ill check to see what else we should do to get your car up and going!!!!!

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

Testimonial: "I did notice that there is fuel getting to the plugs, but the fuel filter looks to be a bit old."

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    so when did the car last run right last year, if the spark is good, and compression then the fue works, you never run an engine on test fuel. see next link and learn.

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    if this car sat forever the injector 10 micron (yes small) screens are clogged.

  • michael robinson
    michael robinson Nov 20, 2014

    Actually I bought the car about a month ago, drove it home while it ran rough, or on two cylinders. It just passed smog/DEQ, then it started running rough, so the lady sold it.


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