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Old 11-11-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
tony75
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93 Ford T-bird

Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the water
pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it to get it
home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning speed but
would never actually start up. what could be causing it not to start? It
does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that one.

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Old 11-11-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Ford T-bird

"tony75" <tonytheicecreamman@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the
> water pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it
> to get it home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning
> speed but would never actually start up. what could be causing it not
> to start? It does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that
> one.


Does the fuel pump run when you switch ign on?

try the following routine if car wont start

a. does tach bounce a little while cranking? If not, some ignition
problem

b. FIRST (once car is in no-start paradigm) floor the accelerator pedal
while cranking... if still wont start, PUMP accel while cranking.

- the first delivers less gas than normal, the second delivers more gas
than normal.



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Old 11-11-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Ford T-bird

Let me guess.... 3.8?


"tony75" <tonytheicecreamman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fd445b0d12cc9a03cd73495b053e8f59@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the water
> pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it to get it
> home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning speed but
> would never actually start up. what could be causing it not to start? It
> does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that one.
>



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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
jman
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Re: 93 Ford T-bird

yep it was the timming belt. it had a few teeth gone,
put new belt on every thing looks great, what gets me the car has only
50,000 miles on it, at what miles should it have been replaiced
thanks guys for the help

"tony75" <tonytheicecreamman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fd445b0d12cc9a03cd73495b053e8f59@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the water
> pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it to get it
> home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning speed but
> would never actually start up. what could be causing it not to start? It
> does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that one.
>



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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
Tom Adkins
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Re: 93 Ford T-bird

jman wrote:
> yep it was the timming belt. it had a few teeth gone,
> put new belt on every thing looks great, what gets me the car has only
> 50,000 miles on it, at what miles should it have been replaiced
> thanks guys for the help
>

93 Tbird with a timing belt?? 3.8 with a timing belt?? Wrong thread maybe?



> "tony75" <tonytheicecreamman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:fd445b0d12cc9a03cd73495b053e8f59@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>
>>Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the water
>>pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it to get it
>>home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning speed but
>>would never actually start up. what could be causing it not to start? It
>>does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that one.
>>

>
>
>

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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
jman
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Re: 93 Ford T-bird

yep sorry



"tony75" <tonytheicecreamman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fd445b0d12cc9a03cd73495b053e8f59@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Our t-bird recently overheated on the way home from work due to the water
> pump leak. When we refilled it with water to try and start it to get it
> home the engine would try and turn over at a normal turning speed but
> would never actually start up. what could be causing it not to start? It
> does have a full tank of gas so I can eliminate that one.
>



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