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Re: Dead 5000, any suggestions ?

>>	Hi all,
>>	My 5000 left me last night. The engine is cranking but wont start.
>>'86 5000 CS T
>Check the distributor cap. Everytime my car won't start after running fine the 
>day before, I've found the carbon brush in the top of the cap (inside) that 
>connects to the rotor to be worn down.

While you have the cap off, crank the engine and watch the rotor. If it
doesnt turn, see the recent postings about replacing the timing belt.

>Also, don't arc the wire to test for a spark on electronic ignitions. It can 
>blow the ignition module.
>'86 4000CS Quattro


bbell@csn.org (Bruce Bell)