[200q20v] 91 200 hard start.
Tom and Carlyn Jervis
jervidae at cybermesa.com
Tue Oct 24 11:54:00 EDT 2000
>Excessive cranking to start. After start, smooths and runs normally. Smell
>petrol after hard start--goes away. any ideas? Thanks, Gary
This sounds like it could be the beginning of what my car did last
winter. It cranks happily and after about 2 sec it acts like it
might want to start but doesn't. When it does not start, codes 2113
(hall sender) and 2121 (idle switch) show. When it is warm and
starts happily, erasing the codes and driving, restarting, etc. gives
no error codes (4444). It was a nuisance for a while then became
worse and worse.
Solution was to change the distributor. Once running, the Hall
sender is superfluous to the operation of the ignition system as it
gets a signal from the TDC sensor. Gas smell is from car trying to
start, but no reliable spark. When my car did this it would spark
occasionally, but not enough to really start. I never could figure
out why it would start OK when warm.
Idle switch code comes on because car is not starting. This is a red
herring, but the Hall sender code is right.
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