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Old 06-08-2003, 07:29   #1 (permalink)
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URGENT! - Engine Problems

Hey Guys... Bare with me this is going to be a Long Post.


My Housemates Telstar engine blew, so we purchased a TX5 of the same year so (unlicenced wrecking one) to steal the motor.

The guy thought the head was cracked on the car, but was not sure. We got the car and checked the oil, there was no sign of water in the oil, or any of the symptoms of a cracked head.

We got it home, put a new batt. in it and turned it over... and thats all it does. It turns over but wont start, doesent even attempt to start..... as if it was out of fuel.

We changed the dissi cap, and the spark plugs from the other car, but it did not work. We're a bit lost as to what it could be. I know I havent given alot of information, but theres not alot more we know. We have all the parts of the car with the blown motor, so we can change anything, but dont want to do swapping parts left right n centre if its not them thats the problem.

Anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong with this car? If the head was cracked im sure it would at least do more then just turn over... and yes, it has fuel :)

this is kinda urgent as theres 5 of us and 1 car so any help would be great!!!

Thanks guys. (person who finds the problem gets a carton PP)


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Old 06-08-2003, 07:34   #2 (permalink)
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Dose it have compression?
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Old 06-08-2003, 07:38   #3 (permalink)
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is there any way i can test that without expensive tools
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engine starting checklist:

Spark at spark plug? if no, then check leads, dizzy, coil.. etc. Is the ignition timing set right?

Fuel into motor? if carby, check to see if the fuel pump in carby works.. should squirt.. if fuel injected.. is there fuel pressure to the injectors, and are they squirting.

Pull the plugs and check for wetness.. may have excessive amounts of oil or water on them.. wont fire then!

A motor needs to the following to fire: Fuel going in at right time, spark at right time, able to expel through exhaust the burnt gases. If timing of these events is out, or a part of the puzzle is missing.. aint gonna work!
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yer, dont think its timing but if nothing else work's we can check that. We're checking the fuelpump now, and we're changing the carbi with one we know works, just incase.
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Could also be something as simple as the ignition fuse.
Check the ballast resistor if it has 1, ( white ceramic block)
make sure the points are gapped correctly.
is the auto choke functioning?
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Hey I was wondering if you are getting any spark?

Pull off the lead off the starter and place it near a metal object and see of there is any spark when you turn over the engine.

If not then you know that the Starter/Coil is stuffed.

I had the same problem in my brothers corolla.. We also changed the module near the dizzy.
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