1991 buick

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Old 07-04-03, 08:15 PM
rich123
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Unhappy 1991 buick

i have a 91 buick century 6 cyl. engine 3300 and i have replaced the thermastat that was causing the engine to overheat...to do this i had to take off the throttle assembly to get at the sensor...now, i have it all together and it won't start...it will backfire, but it won't start...was there something i should have done to the throttle body when i replaced it...it was never taken off the manifold and i have triple checked that everything i had removed was returned to its proper spot...the one thing i had done was to spray the engine with water to clean it up with the throttle body removed, but i watched that nothing should have entered the manifold...i am at a loss as i think this should work...it all worked fine, till i took it apart...anyway, looking for suggestions...the throttle body was just backed off to the end of the screws that hold it in place...it really was not off the engine
 
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Old 07-05-03, 03:55 AM
Joe_F
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Do you have spark and fuel? What happened when you tried to shoot something flammable into the throttle body and crank it? Did it attempt to run?
 
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Old 07-05-03, 04:59 AM
rich123
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91 buick

i have spark and i have not squirted anything into the throttle body...i will try that when i return from vacation...thanks for the help so far...hopefully i will get a solution for this problem, as i keep looking over what i have done and it just seems like this should be a working auto....
 
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Old 07-06-03, 12:15 PM
rich123
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91 buick

got back from the family reunion and ready to go for a vacation for the next week or so to delaware...went to the car and it started right up...i guess what happened was that i did get some water in that manifold and that got my plugs wet and all i had to do was wait for the dry out...it is working fine and for those who tried to help, thanks a lot for the time...perhaps some day i can help you out....thanks again
 
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