[V8] Sudden no start - suggestions?

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Thu Aug 18 13:17:53 EDT 2005

On more than one occasion has a no-start cropped up after even exterior
washing due to water in the TPS switch.  Also, if the cowl gasket or the
windshield wiper gasket isn't just so, I'm pretty sure its easy to get
water on one of the distributors.  Granted it'd probably start, albeit
farting and belching in protest.  Not your situation...

Plus random stuff like that has set off seemingly unrelated codes.


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> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Ingo Rautenberg
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:12 PM
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> Subject: [V8] Sudden no start - suggestions?
> Well, washed mom's '91 V8 Automatic last night (outside only, 
> thank you) and this morning she says it won't start -- and 
> whadayaknow -- she's right :-(
> Motor spins, but not a single even-almost catch.  So I pull 
> the codes and up pops 2111 RPM Sensor (understandable, as it 
> won't start) and 2121 Idle Switch.  Any thoughts?  She ran 
> fine yesterday and I was all set to do the heater core this 
> weekend (presently bypassed).  I put the fuse in the FP relay 
> and no change except with it inserted the whole PRND321 trans 
> display would light up like for limp-home mode.  Will check 
> the plugs tonight -- have the sensor if needed.  I couldn't 
> hear the fuel pump.
> Ingo
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