[urq] ** SOS - Stranded!! ** Ignition Problem?
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Fri Jul 3 08:23:01 PDT 2009
Getting on my way out of town myself, but did get a call from Nate.? Here's my order of suggestions.? First, hard jump the fuel pump to battery.?? Also, I remember years ago Bob D had a bad electrical connection at the fuel pump itself, which can cause hard-to-diagnose problems - saw that for the second time about 6 months ago.? Second would be coil.? Grounds are key as suggested, so is the intake air temp sender connection.
Not sure if I read properly your 'saw 3500 then back down while engine stayed at idle'.? If that's indeed what you saw, it could be you have either a bad rpm sensor connection (ecu or at the plug near the PS resevoir), bad rpm sensor, or worn flywheel teeth.? That's not an easy fix, so instead I would ck while running that the ignition coil is getting continuous ignition voltage = bad ignition switch.? Pretty sure I can scrounge one of those up for Nate to bring to you if that's what it needs.? This sounds ignition, not fuel related to me.
HTH and my .02
From: racingiron at comcast.net
To: Robert A Dupree <robert.a.dupree at jpmchase.com>
Cc: urq at audifans.com
Sent: Fri, Jul 3, 2009 8:59 am
Subject: Re: [urq] ** SOS - Stranded!! ** Ignition Problem?
> It might be worth ducking into the local Napa, AutoZone
> whatever to see if by chance they have an ignition
> module and coil where you currently are.
> What is your current location so we can help search out
> parts and distance?
Right now I'm in the Mini on I-71 between Mid-O and Columbus.? The?urq is parked
?a bit south of Columbus.? I'll hit a FLAPS or two in Columbus to see what I can
I've been told that if it's an ignition problem, the tach should drop
immediately to zero.? I definitely haven't seen that.? The tach has been
accurately reflecting engine revs, except one time while it was stumbling at
idle and I was playing with the throttle, I saw the tach jump to around 3500
rapidly then back down (engine stayed around idle).
Thanks for all the tips guys.? I'll keep everyone updated on my progress here.
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