[MR2] Car still won't start
bob-schultz at comcast.net
Mon Apr 12 13:36:24 EDT 2010
Have you checked the compression?
If the timing belt has jumped or has another problem in that area, the
compression will be off.
I guess I should have told you to check the basics before I suggested you
pull apart the timing cover.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 11:01 PM
To: MR2 List
Subject: [MR2] Car still won't start
Ok, my car has been down for quite a while now. I have replaced the plugs,
wires, rotor, cap, and coil so far. The fuel pump is working and fuel is
getting into the cylinders, there are no engine codes, no fluids, etc,
leaking. This began after the last snow. I came home, everything was fine,
then the next morning, I tried to start the car and it fired once, then shut
down and has not started since. I have not checked compression yet, but the
timing belt is still intact as the rotor still moves when I try to start it.
I have not checked timing either bc I did not want to pull the Valve cover
off and try to get the t-belt covers off if I could fix it with something
simple. There are no CEL codes. The battery is fresh and it was turning
over fine. One thing I do notice is that the engine sounds different when
it is turning over and it doesn't seem to spin over as fast as before. This
is also the case when using the jump setting on a battery charger as well.
I was wondering if the alternator could be seized and preventing the engine
from turning over fast enough. I only ask bc I had an issue during the
first snow storm where the car started, stayed at 300 rpm for a bit wit
hreally dim lights, let out an alternator squeal and then started working
Oh, 91 T with a 3rd gen 3sgte
All help greatly appreciated. If anyone is around the charlotte/rock hill
area and wants to check it out, lemme know
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