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



Last month I pulled my car out of the garage and washed it. I am 
always very careful not to get water over the louvers and hand wipe 
that area. I then dried the car and took it for a ride.
It started fine and drove fine for about 15 minutes then died. It 
would turn over, but no hint of a spark. I waited 15 minutes, then 
tried and again and it restarted only to die again within a few 
minutes. I let it sit for another 30 minutes, restarted, and it has 
been running fine since.
No sure how, or where the water seeped into, but it was a negligible 
amount that caused all my grief. I was luckily on a country road and 
able to pull off without any issues.

John
#7009

--- 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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