He never gave me the compression numbers. There were various codes about evap and stuff like that, but the ones that jumped out were just a couple of misfires on #1 and #2. As I thought about it last night when I looked over the engine real close after coming home from the dealer it didnt look like any of the plug boots had even been touched. I'm suspecting the wires may be close to original and from what I could see of the plugs were a little rusty so I dont think those have been changed recently either. The car starts normally and restarts fine when hot. Idles normal but at a 2000 rpm steady pedal in garage, I can hear and feel a little stumble. Thats why I suspect wires plugs or coil pack, but this dealer is trying to sell me an engine change?
The dealer never gave me a list of the codes he saw but on the way home I stopped at Autozone and had the m give me a readout. Here goes. Po302,p2405,po335,po446,po301,p2404.
I purchased a set of NGK plugs, NGK wires, and 4 new coil packs that I will.install tomorrow. I will.also check and clean eccentric shaft sensor. Is there anything I should do? Another post mentioned a 20 brake pedal pump reset. Not sure what that is. Also an ecc reset??? If we are successful at fixing this together, I will definitely tip you. You have been very helpful and your quick response time has been great! Thx
when I got back from work tonight i tried to start the car and she wont start. Now the belts are spinning with a whining sound but it doesn`t sound like the engine is even turning over. I tried jumping it with the same result. Belts turning but engine not actually cranking. the battery has 12 volts. could my starter have crapped out? would I still be seeing pulleys and belts turning if the starter crapped out?
I was going to stay home from work tomorrow and replace the plugs and wires and coil packs if needed, but it would be a waste if the starter is gone as I wouldnt be able to purchase starter or eccentric position sensor on sunday. This car is driving me nuts! The battery reads 12.1 volts . Let me know if this makes any sense. It sounds like a normal car with starter solenoid spinning, only not nearly as fast, and the belts and pulleys are turning?? Thanks for your patience.
Thanks. Wouldn`t it have been charged up when I was giving it a jump with my tahoe? I let charge for 5 minutes or so and absolutely no change in cranking.
took the battery to autozone for load test. it passed and they gave it a top charge. Tomorrow i will begin work on it. i will remove and clean eccentric shaft sensor, if that doesnt work, remove plugs and motor with fuel pump fuse removed. i will also try your oil squirt in plug holes idea. if it still doesnt crank, I will replace starter. I cant troubleshoot this thing if I cant start it. Hopefully you will be available tomorrow If I have any questions or run into something new.
Now that we know the battery is good, do you still think the starter is good since all belts are turning? If so, would removing plugs and cleaning eccentric sensor get her cranking again?
Today I replaced the plugs with NGK's, 4 coil packs, and new set of NGK wires. The old wires were original from 06, the car had 4 trailing plugs in it that hadnt been out in awhile so I know the dealer couldnt have done a compression check on it. I put it all together and tried it. Same whirring sound. I must have really had it flooded from before, I removed all 4 plugs and they smelled like fuel I sprayed a little choke cleaner on them to dry and for the last 1 hour or so I`ve been cranking for 8 seconds at a time with all plugs out and fuel relay out. then I clean the spark plug hole with a paper towel on a long piece of metal rod I made up. The cranking is getting alot stronger, but I don`t want to try it with the plugs in until I can crank it and the plug hole is dry. am I on the right track? If I can get it started, I think it will run fine. Please advise.
I checked the spark and they are sparking. The last couple of times I tried to start it. heard a felt a little rumble like it almost wanted to start. I removed the plugs again and they are dry. I have the fuel relay back in, but i turn the key on , wait 5 seconds put gas pedal to the floor and try it. It`s the most hope I`ve had all day. I heard a little burble twice. the starter is definitely working. I`m give it a rest after every 2 tries. I`m afraid to try it with relay in and foot off of gas pedal. I have battery charger on it and it seems to be stronger after waiting a few 10 15 seconds with charger attached. It`s the original battery. I wonder if it has enough cranking amps? I had it tested they said it was good, would the battery charger connected make up the rest?