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Old 02-21-2011, 15:07   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i changed the starter today and replaced all of the spark plugs and the car is still backfiring, worse than before. What the hell is going on now!? The only other thing thats comming to mind if the distributor cap? Then i changed the distributor cap and the car wont even start now. i matched the wires from the cyclinder to the distributor and two of them were wrong.. How the hell was i able to drive like that for 6 months? I switched them back but the car still isnt starting.. just cranking cranking cranking.. Since i bought the car ive put in a new battery, alternator, starter, air intake, spark plugs, and now a distributor cap. What the hell is going on!?
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Ok so i changed the starter today and replaced all of the spark plugs and the car is still backfiring, worse than before. What the hell is going on now!? The only other thing thats comming to mind if the distributor cap? Then i changed the distributor cap and the car wont even start now. i matched the wires from the cyclinder to the distributor and two of them were wrong.. How the hell was i able to drive like that for 6 months? I switched them back but the car still isnt starting.. just cranking cranking cranking.. Since i bought the car ive put in a new battery, alternator, starter, air intake, spark plugs, and now a distributor cap. What the hell is going on!?
That sure is a headache. Your no-start problem probably isn't caused by your distributor cap, but occasionally, especially during wet weather, a faulty cap can keep your car from starting. Remove your distributor cap and check the inside for moisture. If there is even a drop or mist of water inside, wipe it out with a clean, dry cloth. Inspect the cap for cracks and replace it if necessary. Once its dry, though, it'll work.

But also check some parts too like:
  • Check the fuses
  • Battery Corrosion
  • Dead Battery
  • Bad Ignition Switch
  • Bad Starter Connection
  • Fuel Pump and Relay
  • Fuel Filter
  • Faulty Cold Start Valve
Good luck.
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I would check your firing order ( bearing in mind dist rotation ) from scratch and then also check timing .
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