[DML] Re: Wont start cold
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[DML] Re: Wont start cold



An internal combustion engine needs 3 (basic) things to run:

Fuel, air and spark.

Unless your air cleaner is totally choked up, you have air.
You've checked the fuel and appear to have enough.
Have you checked your spark?

Regarding spark, it could be any number of little things. I'll make 
a short list here for you to check:

1. Ensure that the small, low voltage wires are securely attached to 
the ignition coil.
2. Ensure that the high voltage (primary spark plug wire) is 
securely attached to the coil and that the other end is securely 
attached to the distributor.
3. Have a colleague crank the engine while you pull a plug wire off 
and ground it to (hold it close but do not touch) the engine block. 
Use a generic spark plug from an auto parts store rather than go to 
the hassle of removing a spark plug from your engine block. Do you 
have a spark? Is it weak and yellow or strong and blue/white?

Considering that you replaced the plugs/wires/cap&rotor, it's 
entirely possible that something wasn't secure and has vibrated 
loose.

If you have a good, hot spark then perhaps it's flooding instead of 
starving for fuel, but that's another post. Check your ignition 
first and then report back with the results.

Good luck,

Rich A.
#5335

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stefandmc" <stefandmc@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys, 
> Today I tried starting the car and it wouldnt start cold. This was 
> after leaving it sitting overnight in my garage where I store it 
> everyday. IT sat overnight so it is completly cold. It always 
starts 
> cold, somedays it just takes a few seconds of cranking, other days 
it 
> doesnt. Today it just kept cranking and cranking. 
> So here is what I checked. I checked the spray pattern of 4 out of 
the 
> 6 injectors that I could get too. They all sparyed the same, and 
it 
> seemed to spray in the correct pattern. Secondly its getting gas 
> because of injectors working and I can smell it. 
> I tried the method, where you switch the cold start(blue) and warm 
up 
> regulator(grey) connectors, and still no luck starting. 
> Im stumped now, I have replaced so much and now this problem 
happened. 
> Here is what I replaced. Thermotimeswitch, Fuel distributor, cold 
> start valve, did the plug, rotor and cap, and new spark plugs. 
Plus 
> all the orings when my water pump was done. 
> So if you guys have any ideas what could be causing this im all 
ears.
>









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