[DML] Re: Stalled in traffic
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[DML] Re: Stalled in traffic



Everything Harold said. You need to determine if it is fuel related or
ignition related. Next time it dies have some Ether handy. Squirt some
into the air filter while cranking the motor. If it runs and then dies
it is fuel. If it doesn't even pop it is ignition. How long has it
been since it's last tune-up. If you don't know then it is over 9
years, maybe it's time?
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft@...> wrote:
>
> A reasonable assumption that the rain caused the problem but, I 
> wonder if that is the case? When you refired the car how did it run? 
> Did you warm it up to operating temperature? The coil pickup can 
> cause this type of problem without warning and is not water related. 
> The coil pickup wire connection however, is usually exposed to rain 
> water falling off the louvers and, if it is loose or damaged, water 
> in the connection could cause a similar problem.
> 
> You might also check the connection on the roll-over switch and 
> examine the switch too. The fuel pump can lose its ground there, 
> sometimes intermittently, because of a faulty switch and/or poor 
> connections.
> 
> You might check the primary ignition coil wire (coil to the 
> distributor). You should have the cover over the coil secure - not 
> just hanging there - so the coil, etc. stays dry - and the wire from 
> the coil to the distributor should be in good condition - which means 
> nice and pliable with no cracks.
> 
> You might also check the fuel pump cover to be sure it is secure from 
> the water draining from the fresh air vent.
> 
> Those are some of the things I would check first.
> 
> Harold McElraft - 3354
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "aaron_t_graham" <aaron_t_graham@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Coming home from work this week, my Delorean stalled in rush hour 
> in 
> > the left turn lane of one of the busiest intersections in the south 
> > bay area.  It wouldn't start back up.  I had to push the car across 
> > the intersection and get a tow.
> > 
> > The next day, it started up effortlessly.
> >
>



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