[MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen
chrissul at comporium.net
Mon Apr 12 07:01:48 EDT 2010
The starter can turn the motor over. I can barely turn it, then it just stops cold. I'm not the strongest, but a 20" ratchet gives a good bit of leverage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77dXlH89NMQ this is close to how my car sounds when you try to crank it.
From: Bob Schultz
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 12:44 AM
To: 'Joseph Obernberger'
Cc: 'Chris' ; 'MR2 List'
Subject: RE: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen
I would hope it isn't that serious..
If the spring came off the tensioner or a bearing failed on a tensioner. 3
Well, the starter motor could still turn over the engine but it would be likely that you couldn't do it by hand.
From: Joseph Obernberger [mailto:joeo at lovehorsepower.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:42 PM
To: bob-schultz at comcast.net
Cc: Chris; MR2 List
Subject: Re: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen
I agree - could be a frozen up oil pump.
On 4/11/2010 5:34 PM, bob-schultz at comcast.net wrote:
Chris My gut feeling is that something has let loose in the timing belt area. I can't think of anything else to try but to open up the timing belt cover completely and see what broke. Bob ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris" <chrissul at comporium.net> To: "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com> Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:42:23 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T, 3rd gen Ok, so I finally had a chance to dive into the problem. The car started one day, then died completely. After that, it was sluggish to turn over, sounded kinda different and would not fire to save my life. I replaced: igniter, coil, coil wire, dizzy cap, rotor, plugs and plug wires to no avail. I saw a video on youtube that had my exact engine sounds, complete with a tapping noise while cranking on a car with a timing issue. The list also helpfully pointed me to a potentially skipped timing belt. Well, I took the time today to remove te valve cover and the camshafts were luckily very close to the notch marks, both looked to be in the same orientation (about 1/2 past the notch). Well, I jacked the car and put a 19mm socket on the crank bolt, put on a long half inch ratchet and turned clockwise...for a total of about 5 degrees of motion before everything just stopped...completely. I cannot, for the life of me, turn it any farther. Oh, and I have removed the spark plugs with the cam cover. Does anyone know what would cause that? the car was running fine the day before it started and died. help, please Chris 91T _______________________________________________ MR2 Mailing List MR2 at mr2.com http://mr2.com/mailman/listinfo/mr2_mr2.com _______________________________________________MR2 Mailing ListMR2 at mr2.comhttp://mr2.com/mailman/listinfo/mr2_mr2.com No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.801 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2805 - Release Date: 04/11/10 14:32:00
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