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1987 Nissan 200SX cranks but hard to start

1987 Nissan 200SX 6V It cranks but hard to start, has good spark, fuel, battery, it puff's smoke and wen it starts doe snot respond shakes, puff's smoke and stalls, i have to clean plugs from a puffy layer of ash looking stuff every time, all started wen my sister took the car and did not fill tank! i know basic stuff tune up helped a bit, any ideas are appreciated please help!

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    elmo nfire Jul 14, 2009

    ok after thorough testing and some good help, i notised
    there is a loss of spark, wen cranking the engine, pulled out and cleaned almost all the conectors and plugs, inserted direct current to coil. the car tries to start and sometimes it does! and it feels like a timing issue, it shakes and is very unstable and stalls i can see it turn backwards and puffing though the intake, but all the marks are in place timing belt ok, TDC ok, replaced distributor, cleaned rusted conectors, have veen looking at codes from the ecu, it blincs both leds at the same time only once the green by itself, im guesing 11,23,33,44 and 55 are the codes, hope this is good enough info!

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Thats a classic sign of having your engine run too rich. That puffy layer of ash is carbon which means your engine is not burning gas properly or completely which means is misfiring thats why the car is shaking. Try having your oxygen sensors checked and make sure you are using good fuel.

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