Re: [DML] Re: hot outside, no start discussion
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Re: [DML] Re: hot outside, no start discussion

I sure haven't done much on this problem lately...
However, I did have something sinister and possibly related crop up
that I had to take care of.
Apparently, when I did a little (uh, big?) bump off a curb/driveway I
knocked the inertia switch out for good. Strange, as they apparently
don't have a high failure rate. It looks ok, but jumping it got the
car to fire up.
The RPM relay also has a resistor on board that looks suspect (it's
bubbled out).
I'm going to replace the inertia switch and drive it for a while to
see if that has been the problem, and if I still have the heat-soak
problem then I will drop in the new RPM relay and go from there.
Anyone have any info to provide to this and the previous suggestions?
I also took the opportunity to clean all the fuses with an emery
cloth. I hadn't done that in a couple of years. Dirty suckers.

Thanks to all and thanks to Warren who talked to me on the phone this
week and during the OH today when I finally had a chance to work it.


On 5/26/05, David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Make sure the fuel pump is running when you are heat-soaked. Take the
> fuel cap off to relieve any vacuum or pressure. You may have to get a
> pressure gauge on the fuel system to see what is going on and measure
> the "rest pressure" to test the check valve, accumulater, and pressure
> regulator. Does it happen with a full tank of gas or when the level is
> low? There could be a flow problem in the tank, like a kinked,
> collaped pick-up hose or a dirty filter. This is a little unusual so
> you have to look at different things. You could also have a problem
> with one of the starting systems like the bypass relay for the
> ignition resistors or maybe the wiring in the cold start valve
> circuit. Vacuum leaks could also be part of the problem. Check out the
> vacuum valve on the water pipe and it's connections to the vapor
> cannister and the vacuum advance.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
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