Won't start after 1 mile and turning off

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Old 04-18-03, 06:55 AM
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This started happening about a week ago.

If I drive just half a mile and turn off my car, it will not start again for an hour or so.

All it does is just crank. It runs fairly well otherwise.

I sure would appreciate help!


It is a Buick Skylark 1990.
6 cylinder
3300 engine
 
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Old 04-18-03, 09:46 AM
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Re: Won't start after 1 mile and turning off

Originally posted by BrianMichael26
This started happening about a week ago.

If I drive just half a mile and turn off my car, it will not start again for an hour or so.

All it does is just crank. It runs fairly well otherwise.

I sure would appreciate help!


It is a Buick Skylark 1990.
6 cylinder
3300 engine
Then after just sitting there, it starts WITHOUT doing anything to it? (Other than of course turning the key)
 
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Old 04-18-03, 12:20 PM
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Ya may have 1 or more injectors leaking and flooding engine.
 
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Old 04-18-03, 12:22 PM
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That's what I was thinking. You may be able to smell gas after shutting it off. Has your gas mileage been suffering as well?

Kay
 
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Old 04-18-03, 01:39 PM
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Thank You.

***Then after just sitting there, it starts WITHOUT doing anything to it?***
This is true.



***You may be able to smell gas after shutting it off.***
There is no smell of gas.


***Has your gas mileage been suffering as well?***
I have not had much chance to notice this with the short erratic trips I make.
 
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Old 04-18-03, 03:29 PM
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When it dies and the engine cranks but doesn't start you need to check to see if you have spark and check to verify that you have fuel pressure. Once you narrow it down that way we can help point you in the right direction.
 
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Old 04-19-03, 03:43 AM
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Agree with Yamaha. Start with my "The Basics" below.
 
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Old 04-19-03, 01:05 PM
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Well, it got worse.

Now it will never start.

It has occasionally sounded like it was trying to start and even had about 4 or 500 RPMs for a few seconds at a time.
This would happen when I did not press on the gas pedal at all. It also doesn't happen often.

I guess that proves that it is getting the basics to some degree,
spark
air
gas
compression

Is there any way that I can manually change the gas/air mixture?
I can't seem to get to any "flapper" after removing the airfilter. IT must be sealed or something.

Is there a way to play with the fuel mixture to see if that makes a difference?

I suppose I could hold somthing over the air intake to starve it of air. Correct ?

Any way to cause a leaner mixture manually ?
 
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Old 04-19-03, 01:54 PM
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Could this possibly be something as simple as the battery being low? It may be charging up enough after the sitting time and now its not powerful enough to enough crank the car.

Kay
 
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Old 04-19-03, 05:00 PM
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Original poster: No. Do not assume.

Check "my Basics" as instructed there and let us know what you find.
 
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Old 04-19-03, 05:55 PM
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88' ply. voyager 2.5L

thanks for the help but you are getting me confused with brian michael26. i am rayone1/ 88 ply. voyager 2.5L ignition problems
 
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Old 04-19-03, 06:12 PM
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Rayone1

I think you may have hit the wrong thread link since this thread was started by michael26. Go back to the automotive forum and look for the thread you started. You will find your responses there.

Kay
 
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Old 04-19-03, 08:43 PM
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Ya, I agree. We are replying to the original post.
 
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