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Old 06-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Ok so here's the back story, I had a rolling body that I put an engine in. Got everything all hooked up and trying to start it. It takes a couple tries to get it to start running. Then it runs real high rpms then just dies out again. There is also a noticeable scent of gas from the exhaust. Is it possible that there is not enough air getting in the engine from the throttle body? Also I know this engine was working fine before I put it in because the car it came from was totaled and I had heard it running before getting it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Ok so here's the back story, I had a rolling body that I put an engine in. Got everything all hooked up and trying to start it. It takes a couple tries to get it to start running. Then it runs real high rpms then just dies out again. There is also a noticeable scent of gas from the exhaust. Is it possible that there is not enough air getting in the engine from the throttle body? Also I know this engine was working fine before I put it in because the car it came from was totaled and I had heard it running before getting it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Make sure you check all your sensors.. Ats-maf-o2-aic-ect.
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Ok will recheck but put in new o2 sensors and the rest should be good already checked them. Will go through 1 more time to play it safe.
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Check your timing. And also maybe let the ecu relearn its parameters. You can disconnect the battery and leave the head light switch on for about 15 minutes. Then plug the battery back in. Once you start it give it some time to adjust.
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Check your timing. And also maybe let the ecu relearn its parameters. You can disconnect the battery and leave the head light switch on for about 15 minutes. Then plug the battery back in. Once you start it give it some time to adjust.
+1 had that problem with my 2001 and unplugged the battery overnight and ran just fine in the morning..
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Alright will try that later tonight thanks for the info
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Ok tried the light switches and still having trouble but I think it's a timing issue so I'll have to get on that. I'll keep you posted.
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Ok tried the light switches and still having trouble but I think it's a timing issue so I'll have to get on that. I'll keep you posted.
the light switch is just to drain any left over voltage in the battery. this should reset the memory.
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Haven't redone the timing yet, just no time (no pun intended). Curios though, on my vaccum tree I only hooked up my intake and master brake cylinder to it. I have no vaccum canister hooked up to it. Would this cause any problems?
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