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Re: Troubleshooting Hard hot Start problem narrowed. 865ktq
On 11/10/97 09:32:27 you wrote:
> Start the car cold No problem.
> Wait till it warm up (Rad fan comes on)
> Shut car off, Right after it is shut off if I start it right away no
> problem... HOWEVER , If I wait 2-3 min after shutting the car off It
> starts REALLY hard. In a no start condition I Get spark, but the plug
> actually looks dry. If I give it a shot of fuel through the throttle
> body manually it will start. Something Is "Leaking" or going amiss in
> the fuel Dist unit or poss Injectors?
> Any Ideas? The thing that really bugs me is this car runs awesome,
> smooth as silk.... but I cant leave it running all the time! :-)
Hmmm, this seems to be a common ailment for 5k's. In an effort to get my car started one day when Dad was handy, I had him spray some carb cleaner into
the intake. Car started pretty quick and seemed to start pretty quick the next time I let it sit for a half hour or so (from previous testing, I new the
ignition was OK), so I'm sure my problem is fuel system related. I took the rubber boot off the top of the air filter and the metering plate and venturi
(I think that's what it is) were pretty gummed up. I suspect the gum was preventing the plate from returning completely to rest. I cleaned everything I
could with a toothbrush and rag and things have improved much. I left the car over an hour today, and it didn't start right up, but it was within about
10 secs. It ran rough for a few secs more so I know I still have some work to do, but at least now I can go shopping and not have to worry too much
about killing the starter. I'm sure there is more gum on the underside, but I was time challenged.
The three things I'm worried about are the fuel distributor, warm-up regulator, and injectors. I need to get some fuel injection equipment to figure out
where my problems are.