Re: [DML] HELP - Can't get car running after maintenance!
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Re: [DML] HELP - Can't get car running after maintenance!



Did you knock any of the fuel injectors(or injector
wires) out of place?
Check your timeing, if your distributer was loose when
you changed the cap & roter, then your timeing could
have been thrown way off.



--- Jonathan Minor <malletslinger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Pop the cap off and make shure none of the metal
> pins
> that make contack with the rotor are twisted/turned
> slightly.(Sometimes when caps are made, the metal
> pins
> slip before they are secure in the plastic that
> makes
> the cap.) Also, it is possible that one or more of
> your new wires are faulty. Does some one on this
> list
> know how to check for that?
> Hope this helps.
> 
> --- sweetp01569 <paul.sweet@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > I just finished changing my water pump, hoses,
> > Valley of Death clean-
> > up, spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor.  When I tried
> to
> > start the car 
> > this morning, it turned over, started briefly for
> a
> > couple of 
> > seconds, revved to around 1100 rpms, then quickly
> > died!  On another 
> > attempt, I tried playing with the gas pedal to
> keep
> > it running when 
> > it started.  I managed a few more seconds, but
> > nothing steady.  As 
> > soon as my foot releases the pedal, it dies.
> > 
> > I believed I was very thorough with the spark plug
> > and cap wire 
> > order, fuel line assembly, etc.  Could I have
> > knocked some idle 
> > adjustment out of whack when I removed the
> throttle
> > cable spool?  
> > Where should I start to get the car running again?
> 
> > 
> > Before I did this work, the car purred like a
> > kitten, but wanted to 
> > change plugs, wires, and water pump for
> preventative
> > maintenance.  I 
> > didn't know how old the plugs and wires were.
> > 
> > Any advice would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Paul
> > Vin 10944




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