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Re: Sick puppy still won't start.

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From: MHLIGGINS@aol.com <MHLIGGINS@aol.com>
Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 3:07 PM
Subject: Sick puppy still won't start.

>The search engine for the archives is still down, and manual skimming of
>archives is going VERY slowly.  So I submit this to the list, knowing full
>well I could probably eventually find it - but I'm not sure it would be in
>this lifetime!
>Vehicle:  '87 5K CSTQ
>Problem: It quit running.  Car was in second gear, mild downhill slope,
>20 m/h.  Gravel road.  No warning, simply died.  At least no warning
>I recognized.
>What I've checked:
>Chassis to intake ground (per Phil Payne), found one was loose.
>Changed fuel pump.
>Changed fuel filter.
>Changed cold start regulator.
>Timing belt is in place.
>Timing is OK.
>Fuel pump relay (two different ones).
>What I've observed:
>Fuel pump does not kick in when switch is turned on, but will run when the
>relay is bridged.
>Fuel pump does run while the starter is engaged.
>There is no spark to the plugs.
>Using ether in the intake does not allow the car to run.
>The car reports no fault codes.
>The car does have compression.
>Additional suggestions and comments appreciated (cause I'm tired of driving
>the Chevy and Volvo!!!!!!)
    The  key comment you have made is that there is no spark to the plugs.
Have you checked the distributor cap and rotor? How about the coil and coil
wire? Have you checked for spark at all plugs or just one plug? Is there
power to the ignition system? If you can't get spark your puppy won't run!


Fred Munro
'91 200q  245k km