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

Paul, Must have knocked something loose. Vacuum hose, throttle linkage or
maybe the adjustment something like that.
John Hervey


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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:58 AM
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Subject: [DML] HELP - Can't get car running after maintenance!

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.


Vin 10944

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