1998 Cranks No Start, replaced ignition, replaced main relay, replaced
1998 Cranks No Start, replaced ignition, replaced main relay, replaced distributor
Hello and thank you in advance, I am at the end of my rope.
Timing belt, water pump and idler pulley replaced after which, crank no start/difficult to start.
Mechanic said "distributor", replaced with Beck Arnley 185-5046 New Distributor
Same problem, very difficult to start but once running ran OK.
Increasingly difficult to start.
On one occasion, dash went black and car stalled while driving.
Replaced main relay, replaced ignition. Cranks no start!
Hear fuel pump, smell fuel, plugs wet.
Occasionally fires and immediately shuts down.
Rarely starts briefly.
Codes misfire cyl 1,2,3,4 and random misfire.
D4 flashes when cranking
With key in run position sizzling sound from distributor
Spark at coil post with distributor cap off but No spark at plug wires!
Desperate for your expert advice, my mechanic is dumb-founded
When you say no spark at the plug wires, is that with the distributor cap on or off? When the car does start does it run well or does it still misfire?
Maybe this video will help you. The distributor were replaced by the workshop as well, but nothing. learned a lot from his YouTube page.
The problem turn out to be a loose timing belt.
emil andersen さんによる
Thank you for our help!
Generally, there is no spark at the plug (though occasionally the engine will run very briefly and then shut down or if it does rev, it is very rough and short lived).
With the ignition in the “run” position there can be heard an arcing, sizzling sound coming from the distributor cap. The secondary has spark and after cranking the engine with the cap off a delayed spark will jump from the coil to the housing.
It seems the spark is not getting from the coil (inside the distributor) to the rotor or perhaps the rotor is out of synch with the plug wire terminals.
On rare occasion it has started and even idled smoothly for several seconds.
Thanks for any further thoughts. The shop did double check the timing which was said to be proper, Initially it would take several tries to start but once running , ran fine (except the occasion the dash went black when driving and I thought at that time it was the main relay or ignition switch -now both replaced).
Eric Tallan さんによる