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I got a 2003 Rio with blown engine( manual),I put in running engine from a 2004 auto.Hooked everything up,but it will not start.Getting gas to the fuel rail,but doesn't even try to kick,spray start fluid in air box,it stumbles a little, Is there a difference between the auto/manual? Could the computer be bad from previous engine failure? Checked all connections everything is where it should be and tight.What controls the ignition? Thanks Mike

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  • fws666 Mar 14, 2011

    Swapped computer, still nothing.

  • fws666 Mar 17, 2011

    Well, it seems,the previous owner unplugged everything

  • fws666 Mar 17, 2011

    sensor plugs were labelled wrong,as were the coil pack plugs ! switched these and started right up and runs good !
    Thanks for your help !



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You will need the computer from the automatic.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • fws666 Mar 14, 2011

    Swapped out computer - still nothing.

  • Christopher toler Mar 15, 2011

    hmmm. I know you would need the comp because of the trans differences. A few things to try:
    Remove a spark plug, and check to see if fuel is reaching the cylinders-if so, there is an ignition problem, you can put the spark plug in the wire and hold it about 1/4 inch above some metal on the body, like a strut tower.old it with a pair of rubber handled pliers. make sure you h If spark, there is a timing issue-im not sure how to reset the timing with a coil pack, you can google and find out easily. If there is no spark, the coil is the next thing id check. can be tested the same way as with the spark plugs. If you are getting spark from the coil. The coil pack is bad. if no spark, there should be a crank sensor or cam sensor that might be at fault. I dont have any other ideas than that.



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