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Chain saw locks up when training to start

Removed spark plug and it pulls over no problem

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Fuel mixture is probably leaking into the combustion chamber. Liquid is pretty much incompressible, you know! Your machine probably has a dirty reed valve.

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I have a 2004 Pontiac grand Prix. It cranks but won't start. I took off the spark plug wires like I watched in a video and saw nothing.I was driving it and the car just cut off and won't start back up


could be a cam/crank sensor problem
could be a broken timing belt/chain not working the sensors
run the fault codes to determine the problem area

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51cc ryobi chain saw. starts runs well but chocks up under throtle. Have cleaned muffler fuel and checked spark plug have allso adjusted Hi and Low idle HELP PLEASE. PS its not that old.


Ryobi are notorious for small fuel lines, check for blockages and kinks in the lines.
Also make sure the oil is high quality and check spark plug gap and air filter.

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Thanks Bill, this is the two wires in question??


if you went to the sthil pages I referred you to , there is one for a chain saw coil that has a spade terminal on the coil
as most coils would be the same I would put that spade fitting on the coil and the other terminal under a mounting bolt
remove the spark plug and pull the cord and see if the spark is at the plug gap
check that the system is switched on first

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I get spark but not a lot and only every couple pulls what could it be?


Cars and "pulls?" This sounds like a small engine such as on a chain saw or lawn mower. Also, you are using the word "spark" when I suspect you mean that you mean detonation. If you get any spark, it is almost certainly happening every time you pull. You can verify this by pulling the spark plug and with it connected to its wire and the threaded part well grounded, pull on the starter IN THE DARK. That way you can see the spark. If you can verify this, then put it back in and make sure you have the choke set adequately for the engine temperature. If it has been a long time since the engine has run, it may take a while. I'm known people to take a torch such as a propane torch to the outside of an engine block in the area of the head (where the spark plug goes in) and use it to pre-heat the engine. Make sure that spark plug is in before doing this, and don't put a torch on a painted surface, or you will burn the paint off. If all else fails, your auto parts store may have a spray can of something roughly equivalent to ether, which you can spray into the cylinder through the spark plug hole, reseat the plug and then try. Ether has a lower flashpoint than gasoline.

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2000 FORD FOCUS: TURNS OVER, BUT WON'T START.


go to any national chain parts store and they will pull the code for you-I'd guess based on what you wrote that it is a crank or cam sensor, or a bad ignition module.

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'95 Jimmy 4.3L won't start unless plug wire is removed


every possibility that the timing ( firing order) is wrong from what you describe
bring the engine to tdc no1 piston on compression and that is no 1 plug lead in the distributor cap

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Nissan Cefiro no spark at spark plugs. 1994, V6, twin cam, 24 valve, S Touring 215. Replaced timing chain. Alternator removed but still attached to car, exposed to weather-elements-water. Engine almost...


Hello! Is the engine an RB or a VE30DE? The code is stamped on the block...From my experience the 1994 Cefiro only came with a straight 6 rather than a V-6...Can you specifically identify the engine? Also does it have two timing chains; An upper and a lower? Thanks .....Guru...Saailer

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I have a 1991 geo tracker and the motor rotates but will not start and i have spark


First try pouring some gas down the intake system. If it starts you have a fuel problem. If not checked the timing belt or chain to make sure the valve train is moving. If the belt or chain is broke and have it replace you may also need a valve job at this point because of pistons hitting the valves. Also if the belt or chain became loose it might have jumped a tooth or two and the timing could be off. If that seems OK look at the ignition again pull the coil wire off and crank it, the spark should be able to jump an inch, you could also have a bad Cap or rotor maybe wires even. Good luck.

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Enginge is out of timing


If you removed the distibutor you need to pull #1 spark plug and turn the motor over by hand till you reach TDC or top dead center. Put your finger over the spark plug hole and have someone turn the crank until you feel pressure then check your timing marks in conjunction with the timing tab on the harmonic balancer and the timing chain cover. Line them up, turn the rotor on the distibutor to where the #1 plug wire point is at on the cap and drop it back in you should be close or on. This is if when you replaced the timing chain and gears you installed them properlly with the marks on the gears lined up.

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