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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-31-2005, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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wont start

hi guys, first post ever. ive got a 380 sel 1984. Up until sunday the car was running beautifully and i mean beaut. After a quick external wash the car is refusing to start, will crank but no start. So i dont waste everyones time heres what ive done already. Checked fuel, filter, pump, fuel pump relay, distributor cap, rotor button, coil, plenty of spark, checked injectors (2) plenty squirt, checked spark plugs clean and no visible gasoline on them, checked all fuses, replugged relays, checked vacumm hoses. Please tell me if i should check the crankshaft position sensor, i dont know where it is.
Thanks for reading about my problem.
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RE: wont start

Finally got the beast started.
Heres what must have happened. After the wash and a cold dewy night, moisture must have got in somewhere. After i checked and cleaned the plugs, i kept on cranking the motor so they must have got flooded again before the moisture had dried up. Anyway my mechanic came to my home with a contraption that acts like a powerful coil. He cleaned the plugs again, he connected this "coil" to each of the spark plugs and "zapped" them. We removed the fuel pump relay and started cranking over again, occasionally spraying carbie cleaner down the throttle, and then off it went, plenty of unburned fuel coming out of the back, lucky the neighbours were away at the time. Took it for a half hour drive and i hope it will be okay in the morning.

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