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Wont Start it wont start, but when it was starting it was makin this loud sound. i was told that i need some kind of chip. i think it was called a shem plate. does that have anything to do with it

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  • Danny Whitney May 11, 2010

    well if it wont start I do not believe a shim plate would make it start. first check fuel spark and air. then check timing. both fire time and stroke time. once all of that is right and it still dont start check compression. if all of that is good and it still dont start start checking map and tps sensors if all sensors are good and everything else take it in and see if you are throwing codes. once that you get it to start then locate the sound. does the car even turn over?



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Is it a sparking sound ? One of the spark plugs could be grounding with the plate. The spark is "jumping'. but it usually starts but "misses" runs a little rough.

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