Check compression. Is it even on all cylinders? The most common problem is getting the plugs wrong. If plug wiring is "180 degrees out" it will NEVER start. Determine plug timing by turning the engine by hand until it comes up to top dead center mark on the harmonic balancer. Then, if you can leave the rocker cover off, watch the rockers for #1. Turn it a little either way and if either rocker is moving, you're not on #1 TDC. IF they're moving, turn the crankshaft 360 degrees (all the way around once) until you're back to the #1 mark on the harmonic balancer. This time, when you turn the crankshaft a little either way you should notice that the #1 rockers don't move. Once you're certain that you're at #1, connect the plug wires to the right place and if everything ELSE is right, it should start.
electronic spark modulator bad.
You probably have a bad Electronic Control Module. They are notorious for going bad.
try to get a new ignition rotor
The most common failure associated with those symptoms is the Crankshaft Position Sensor.
IT IS A BAD IGNITOR ON THE INSIDE OF THE DISTRIBUTOR.
How about the plug cables? Check connections at distributor and harness, and they should generally be replaced at the same time as the plugs.
it has to be the distributor cap or rotor or wires...plug wires.
My 1995 Nissan Quest is acting really strange. It is acting like its either misfiring or not getting enough gas and wants to cut out on me and it jerks sometimes hard. What could it be. I put new plugs and wires in, and just replaced the distributor cap and rotor for the distributor cap.
Check the fuel pump, rotor, and distributor cap.
you probably need head gaskets. recheck the coolant in the radiator when the engine is cold. if its low even though you just filled it when you replaced the thermostat, and you dont see any external leaks, i would strongly suspect head gaskets. its common on these. and sometimes no heat is the only symptom the driver notices!
Is it getting spark?, if it isn't getting spark to the plugs and you have a HEI distributor the ignition control module could be blown, take cap off and replace the module, it's the thing with the wires plugged to it inside the distributor.
Bad coil? Bad distributor rotor? Bad distributor cap?
try the distributor module . may not be getting fire.
Somepeople thinks so but they will never be replaced.
It sounds like coolant is getting in your oil. Recheck you intake manifold gasket.Hopefully the head gasket sealed up. Did you have the heads surfaced? Did you pressure test heads for leaks? When head gaskets go the heat can crack/warp cylinder heads.Mark. Also, make sure you buy original Rover gaskets, as many after market gaskets arn't up to the job. Rick.
im not getting fire to the spark plugs but the distributor is getting fire what do i do please help
If water or oil is getting into a couple of cylinders, the plugs can be fouled and not sparking which can keep it from starting.
Igniter? Please elaborate as I am not familiar with the term ignitor on a gasoline engine, and do not understand what you are referring to. Within the oem distributor, there is an oem electrical ignitor($70). It is a very common issue and problem with 93 honda accords... it can be replaced and the rest of the oem distributor is useable and salvaged, so dont throw it away! or listen to anyone that says the car is not getting spark and that the entire distributor is bad or the coil is bad, only replace with an aftermarket ignitor/distributor as a last option.
It's possible, but unlikely that the engine would keep running if that much oil were getting into the distributor. Check for "blow-by". That's when exhaust gas leaks past worn rings causing a build-up of pressure inside the crankcase. That's typically the cause of most leaks that aren't directly attributed to failed gaskets.
if you think your grand am has a distributor, you might think about closing your hood and getting someone else to fix it
try a new ignition coil
Intake gaskets have failed.
Have you checked all of the High Tension leads from the distributor to the plugs, or just one or two? Same with HT lead from Coil to Distributor, Check Distributor cap for cracks
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He was supposed to get replaced in new moon but didnt :P