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The description is good, I think I can help give you a place to start.
I would first start by removing the spark plugs. Then remove the fuel pump fuse, and then try to start the engine. See if Gas shoots out of the cylinders
It may be hydro locked. That is why I want you to remove the spark plugs and fuel pump fuse.
If the injectors are leaking what I think, it may have loaded the cylinder with fuel, and that is why it won't turn over.
That is why I would like you to pull plugs and the fuel pump fuse.
Then turn the key and see if fuel shoots out of any of the cylinders, and if it does, see if you can have someone see which one if you can't tell.
That is where you are going to need to start
I think you will find that you may have a injector stuck open. That was the first thing that came to my mind when you said that you went through a full tank of gas in 10 miles.
and when you said it only clicks, that sounds like it's hydro locked.
Now, lets check to see if the starter is getting the proper voltage.
Do you have a volt meter?
Unplug the signal wire from the starter. That is the gray connector, and see if your getting 12 volts when you turn the key to the crank position
I will need to get off line soon. I am normally online around 7 pm EST till around 10 pm.
If your getting 12 volts at the starter signal wire, and the starter is not engaging, then you need a starter.
No problem. Thanks Jay!
tested the signal wire in the starter and it gets 12 volts but the engine does not turn over. took out the starter and tested it with a battery pack and it seems to work fine. it pops out and then spins until the current is withdrawn. is there something else that could be preventing the engine from turning over?
Ahh, which cylinder was loaded with fuel?
Does the engine now turn over with the plugs removed?
What did you do? I was under the impression you had all the plugs out last night and none of the cylinders were loaded with fuel?
If you had the plugs out, and the starter wouldn't kick, it could be a bad starter. I thought of this actually last night after I got off the computer. I should of had you tap the starter with a hammer to see if it engaged
Which cylinder was the one loaded with fuel?
The first one? towards the front of the engine?
Yeah I understand that. But there are 3 cylinders on the back side. If your standing in front of the car, from the left to the right, the back cylinders are cylinder 1, 3 and 5. One is the closes to the front of the engine, where 5 is closes to the back of the engine.
keep in mind, the motor is in sideways so the front of the engine is actually facing the right front wheel
So cylinder number one.
yeah, that sounds like number one.
Well this is what stinks
That is under the plenum, so what you need to do is remove the plenum and do a ohm check on that injector and might as well just ohm check the others while you at it and if the ohm readings are out of spec, then it will need to be replaced. Let me get you the ohm specs on the injectors.
Click HERE to download the PDF to check the injectors.
The back 12 mm bolts are not to bad, I think it's one of the 4 bolts that can be tricky. I think there is either 3 or 4 12mm bolts on the back side of the plenum that need to come out.
Well I remember one of them is a pain, the other 2 are not so bad
The resistances was at the end of that check I gave you.
It should be around 10 to 14 ohms
If you don't have that plastic tip, then that could be why the injector is dumping and will require replacement.
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