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Re: 86 5K TQ bugs - fuel injection?
You might want to check vaccuum/boost hoses. First place I would look is
the intercooler/throttle body hose. Check the underside for splits. Then
look at the rest of you vaccuum stuff. Hope that helps.
On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Livolsi, Stephane wrote:
> Bought the above car about a year ago and has run quite well up to now.
> Ever since buying it, there was the hot start problem. I couldn't find
> the problem so I wired up the cold start valve to a momentary switch in
> the dash. Now, whenever the car won't start I just hit the switch,
> squirting some gas right into the intake manifold and the car starts
> (not smoothly though). It works, but I would still like to fix the
> actual problem which is...
> Sometimes, after the car has been running, shut down and been sitting
> for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, it JUST WON'T START. The engine
> doesn't cough or sputter or anything. Just crank and crank and
> When it eventually does go, there is no indication of flooding (smell of
> gas, black smoke) Ergo, it is starving for fuel. The thing that really
> doesn't make sense to me is that if it is starving, why does it
> eventually start, and keep running? Any help out there?
> To make matters worse it has developed another problem recently. It
> used to idle quite nicely right around 800 rpm. All of a sudden it
> won't idle any more at all. If I take my foot off the gas it dies.
> After running a while, especially at high rpm (hey, I get carried away
> once in a while) the car won't totally die, but rpm drops to about 4-500
> rpm and is very rough. Even if I give it some gas to bring it up to 1500
> rpm it is a very rough idle.
> Air filter and fuel filter are new. Spark plugs are not new, but I took
> them all out and they are in good shape. Has anyone who has had similar
> problems and can you tell me what you did?
> Any help is greatly appreciated
> Stephane Livolsi
> 180 Yorston St
> Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
> ph 250-392-2637
> fax 250-392-2693
> '86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)