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Old 10-21-12, 06:21 PM
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87 FC non turbo, been sitting for 10 years, but at the time i bought it, 2 wks ago, it did start and run fine, a little high idle (1500 rpm) but it stayed running and didn't smoke. Now i lifted the passenger side up with a pump jack and changed the tire to the spare, goes without saying, it was flat. Used a cig/light jack air pump and pumped up the spare. After letting the car down, i attempted to start it and it wouldn't start. I smelled gas so i assumed the engine flooded. So i did the simple un-flooding procedure (Take out the EMI Comp fuse. hold accel. down and turn over for 15-20 sec) did it several times. Still won't start but now EVERY WARNING LIGHT IS ON including the SHIFT UP light. I removed the batter terminal clamps, to reset the ECU and nothing changed. EVERY LIGHT IS ON, and its not turning over. It wants to sometimes but as soon as i touch the gas or let it run for 5 secs., it dies. Compression tests are good, but i have yet to put it through a tune up. Could the tune up be the issue or did something mess up here. It has an OLD AFTERMARKET Security System that came on the car when i bought it as well.
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Old 10-21-12, 06:43 PM
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The air pump you used should have stated that it is only to be used on cars which supplies a certain amount of amps to that particular circuit and older cars do not have such capabilities. You might have blown a fuse such as the Illumination fuse but this should not prevent the car from being started.

Most of all the idiot lights are supposed to light up w/key to on.

If you have leaky injectors then pulling the fuse won't help much because fuel is still being delivered. Just unplug the plug to the pump found under the rear carpeting. You could also remove the lower spark plugs and expell excess fuel from the rotor housings and the Comp fuse needs to pulled if doing this. You could also just unplug the connector to the pump and spray 1 to 2 seconds of starter fluid into the intake duct and start the car. It should fire up briefly and die out. Do this up to two times then return everything back to normal and try starting the car anew.
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I'm having troubles with my whip too she won't start! Its an 87 N/A standard with 180 + Km mod's are full RB dual exhaust, deleted acv, K&N cone air filter, aux port inserts.
This car has been my daily driver for the last year+ and I've had very little troubles with it just little things that happen to 25 year old cars. master brake cylinder, all three brake calipers, full exhaust, battery, spark plug wire, ect. So from thursday to Saturday the Rx sat in the driveway( I had Friday off so long weekend for me) Saturday I moved the Rx to the other side of the driveway so I could get to my Subaru so I could put the winter tires on it and it started and ran just fine no problems ( I only ran it for about 1 min just long enough to move it ). Then on Sunday I was going to go get some groceries, I jump in the Rx and try to start it up, the engine turns over, also I noticed that not all the warning lights are lighting up and I'm not hearing the warning chime ether, only the (p) and door warning lights are working the door is open and (p) brake is engaged and no other electrical problems that I've noticed. So far I have checked all the fuses under the hood and in the car, I pulled and cleaned the spark plugs and tried the oil in the leading spark plug hole, but still nothing. Please help!!
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I'm having troubles with my whip too she won't start! Its an 87 N/A standard with 180 + Km mod's are full RB dual exhaust, deleted acv, K&N cone air filter, aux port inserts.
This car has been my daily driver for the last year+ and I've had very little troubles with it just little things that happen to 25 year old cars. master brake cylinder, all three brake calipers, full exhaust, battery, spark plug wire, ect. So from thursday to Saturday the Rx sat in the driveway( I had Friday off so long weekend for me) Saturday I moved the Rx to the other side of the driveway so I could get to my Subaru so I could put the winter tires on it and it started and ran just fine no problems ( I only ran it for about 1 min just long enough to move it ). Then on Sunday I was going to go get some groceries, I jump in the Rx and try to start it up, the engine turns over, also I noticed that not all the warning lights are lighting up and I'm not hearing the warning chime ether, only the (p) and door warning lights are working the door is open and (p) brake is engaged and no other electrical problems that I've noticed. So far I have checked all the fuses under the hood and in the car, I pulled and cleaned the spark plugs and tried the oil in the leading spark plug hole, but still nothing. Please help!!
If you start the car for only a minute then the car cannot warm up properly and in doing so the engine has likely flooded. This has a good chance of occuring regardless of the age of the car, either new or old, as this was a design flaw in the car.
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Ya thats what I was thinking also, but I did pull the plugs and left them out for 3-4 hrs before trying to start it again. Maybe I should try pulling the plugs disconnect the fuel pump and rotate the engine a few times to get all the gas out of all the chambers?
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