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


does the car cough at all when cranking?

can you get someone to hold the fuel flap down a bit and crank?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tell you if you ask." <racuti1@...> 
> 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 
> a short list here for you to check:
> 1. Ensure that the small, low voltage wires are securely attached 
> 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 
> and ground it to (hold it close but do not touch) the engine 
> Use a generic spark plug from an auto parts store rather than go 
> 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 
> 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 
> > 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 
> it 
> > doesnt. Today it just kept cranking and cranking. 
> > So here is what I checked. I checked the spray pattern of 4 out 
> 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 
> 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, 
> > 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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