[DML] Re: not starting
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[DML] Re: not starting

Before you go messing with the distibuter pull one spark plug (any
will do) and see if you get spark while cranking the motor over. If
you do have a nice blue spark put the plug back in and use a TINY
amount of Ether sprayed into the mixture unit while the motor is
cranking. If it gets it to run at all it is a fuel problem, probably
in the cold start circuit. That or the mixture screw is way off. If
you don't have a nice fat, blue spark you have an electrical problem.
Common causes are:
bad/dirty connections on the ballast resistor
bad impulse coil
bad ignition coil
bad ignition wires
worn spark plugs
If the distibuter was not touched the timing should be alright.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jerry Harry" <jlharry@...> wrote:
> Well, I let it set to long, again.  Now it wants to start but just
doesn"t .
> So, I have removed the old gas, cleaned the tank out and refilled
with new gas.  I opened a line to the CPR and let it pump fresh gas
though the system, pulled the injectors and let fresh gas run
thoughout the system. 
> I then opened the return line and ran fresh gas back to the tank
area.( into a spare can)
> Pressure on the line checks per the shop manual.
> The engine just tries to fire, but will not run.  
> We all know where the distributer is on our cars so I have not gone
there YET. I have used starter spray and it runs  for a few seconds,
so I think it is getting fire. Sure hope I can fine the problem
without getting into the distributer.
> I feel like it is something minor as the car was running fine until
I let it set to long.
> I will welcome any suggestions and will check any and all.  If I
knew what was wrong I wouldn't be posting this asking for help.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jerry
> #4890
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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