[DML] Re: Won't start in the rain
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[DML] Re: Won't start in the rain

There are 2 commom reasons this can happen. Check the connections on
the ballast resistors on the firewall on the left. It is the thingy
with 2 round white tubular things that the wires hook up to. These
connections can get wet and corrode so they have to be shiny and clean.
 The other common problem is old, worn, bad ignition wires. That
combined with worn spark plugs allows the spark to break down the
insulation of the ignition wires so the motor won't start in wet
conditions. Chances are the car just needs a good, general tune-up. If
you don't know when it was last done (maybe never?) it is time to do
it. There are other things that can also cause this but these 2 items
are a good place to start. When you order the plugs and wires maybe
you should also get the gas gauge fixed. It is almost always the
origional sender unit so replacing it should fix it right up. In the
meantime use the trip odometer, reset it after you fill up and refill
when it gets to 200 and you will always be safe.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "howardeskinjr" <howardeskinjr@xxxx>
> Hey, 
> Anyone else have problems starting their car in the rain.  I was out 
> crusin on Saturday with my two year old son and it started raining.  I 
> had to stop for a minute and when I went to start the car again it 
> just cranked away.  After several attempts I gave it a rest.  my fuel 
> gauge isn't working so I ran out got some gas and came back and it 
> started right up.  I filled up right after but I could only put 3 
> gallons in so I don't think it was out of gas.  I'm not sure if it was 
> flooded or maybe the distributor got wet??
> thoughts??

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