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06-23-03, 03:59 PM   #1  
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Have replaced timming chain, pick up coil, map sensor and rerouted spark plug wires according to the book. Car will not start. What am I missing to get this car started?

 
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06-23-03, 04:10 PM   #2  
Do you have fuel and spark?

 
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06-23-03, 04:12 PM   #3  
What was wrong before you did all this? Did you check the basics, air, fuel, fire? Leave anything disconnected when you did all this work?

 
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06-23-03, 05:16 PM   #4  
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Start with my "The Basics" first.

You're missing something simple. I have the 84 version of this car. A very fine automobile.

 
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06-25-03, 04:57 AM   #5  
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Fuel and spark

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Do you have fuel and spark?
Thank you for this information, rechecked and found a deep bend in the fuel line which was a problem, Also rerouted wiring order.

 
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06-25-03, 05:03 AM   #6  
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Simple made difficult

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Start with my "The Basics" first.

You're missing something simple. I have the 84 version of this car. A very fine automobile.
Thank you for your reply. It was true I over looked something like a bend in the fuel line, also I wired the car in the opposite direction. I,m glad to have certified mechanics like yourself to help a person like me get a job like this right.

 
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06-25-03, 05:35 AM   #7  
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Good for you. Good job. Always the basics first .

 
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06-25-03, 06:10 AM   #8  
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Originally posted by Joe_F
Start with my "The Basics" first.

You're missing something simple. I have the 84 version of this car. A very fine automobile.
And you KNOW I have the 81'... I dont even have the "Check Engine" light hook-ups on there,beacuse the light has no outlet to it.

Ive had that ignition modulator go out. Always keep a spare one in the glove box. If no spark,then there you go.

 
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06-25-03, 06:14 AM   #9  
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Re: Simple made difficult

Originally posted by Doc-mc
Thank you for your reply. It was true I over looked something like a bend in the fuel line, also I wired the car in the opposite direction. I,m glad to have certified mechanics like yourself to help a person like me get a job like this right.
Me too! Im tring to restore MY Delta 88. I get so many people tring ask me "Do you wanna sell it?" No way! Too much $$ invested in it.

 
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06-25-03, 09:47 AM   #10  
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Simple made difficult

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What was wrong before you did all this? Did you check the basics, air, fuel, fire? Leave anything disconnected when you did all this work?
The fuel line had a deep bend in it, also I routed the wiring wrong. rerouted the wiring. Thank you for your reply, Sometimes it pays to recheck.

 
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