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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:51 PM
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truck wont start

truck was running, changed plugs, rotor arm , air filter and fuel filter now it wont start, just pops out the tail pipe, not backfiring. any ideas
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Old October 11th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Crappy ignition parts? Pulled wire off of coil for fuel injection? Check for spark-then check for injector pulse-then fuel pressure
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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it's silly but, firing order correct??
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Old October 11th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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it's silly but, firing order correct??
x2. That or you shifted the plugs on the cap so the timing is off. I did that on the Range Rover once. It would pop and I couldn't turn the distributor far enough to get the timing right. I didn't realize I had shifted all the wires over!
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Old October 11th, 2008, 06:10 PM
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firing order correct, gas getting through, spark plug in the coil wire gets a spark, no spark out of distibutor. i didn't have the rotor pushed down far enough the first time and the cover rocked as i turned it over, got it right now. the rotor is very loose, lifts on and off very easily.
i am useless when it comes to the engine.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:43 PM
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Put the old rotor on. Where did you get the rotor from?
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Thats your problem. The local autoparts store makes very poor parts for these truck as far as cap and rotor. Put yourold parts back in. And order from AB if you want to save money. I would get OEM from LR or Rovers North myself.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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AB usually sells me the "OEM" stuff, Ive never been happy with it. Same "OEM" stuff the local parts house has. Genuine from Roversnorth cant be beat.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Take pictures of the parts and post them here as a warning to others.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:28 PM
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jimmy, i have used low mileage rotors from RN and you can have it. pm me your address.

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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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put the old rotor back in, still won't fire, checked all wires for connection. the air filter is a K&N, cleaned and oiled it, can you over oil it. still just popping as i turn it over.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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did you put the old cap back on too? Genuine on both cap and rotor is the only way to go.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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never changed the cap, looked pretty new. any chance of knocking the timing out changing the rotor.
undone the fuel union just behind the engine, turn key and gas pumps out but not smelling it at the tail pipe
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Was the rotor difficult to remove? Sometimes you can pull the guts of the advance weights apart pulling up on the rotor. But you said you had spark at the coil but not the wires?
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Was the rotor difficult to remove? Sometimes you can pull the guts of the advance weights apart pulling up on the rotor. But you said you had spark at the coil but not the wires?
very difficult, soaked it in wire dry, took about 2 hrs before i could pull it. take the coil wire from the distibutor and insert a spark plug i get a spark, take one off a plug from the dis and insert a plug. no spark
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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When you twist the rotor does it spring forward and then return back to its original postion? Does the distributor cap have a black spring loaded contact that is coming down to meet the tab on the rotor button? Sometimes the contact on the disributor cap will fall out of a well used unit.

Hope this helps-
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1, no, got to keep twisting to get to lowest position, at times can't get distributor cap on right,
spring loaded contact is coming down
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Leave the distrib cap off and have someone crank the engine to verify the rotor is turning while trying to start. That may be your problem.
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