89 Renix XJ, refused to start,replaced numerous parts.
So about a week ago, she ran fine. drove it about 30 or 40 miles and parked her. three hours later i went to start her up, she turns over, I pull the lights. she dies.
From that point on all she did was crank, no fire. Then came back the next day, battery almost dead, weak crank, charged the lady for an hour, just crank, sometimes she would pop or act like she was trying to fire but nothing, until i kept hitting the gas and when she finally did, she stuck at 3 grand. wouldn't drop down, didn't lower the idle, hell sometimes if i gave her gas she would increase the rpms and stick there and to top all the confusion off when she was sticking at 3 grand if I turned on the lights or depressed the brake to engage a gear, she would die immediately. (wtf right?)
Two days prior to the great breakdown I realised the vacum on my regulator was leaking gas and so I decided that this was more than likely a FPR issue. replaced that, same problem, no luck, infact just a crank, not turn over at that point.
So then I start searching the forums, replaced my CPS (what a pain in the ***.) and then replaced my cap and rotor, she has relatively new plugs in her. but she is killing the battery, it is a brand new interstate battery and I took it to get tested yesterday, that was more dead than an american idol contestants career.
So eventhough I believe my alternator is probably going bad, I have a different good battery I throw in her and still the same situation, and I'm aware even if an alternator is bad it won't stop the car from turning over with a fresh battery.
for kicks and gigs, I bought new pos/neg bat cables to have fresh ones. I'm a loss boys. any ideas?
*EDIT* Went and cleaned Idle Air control module, it was covered with a fine layer of oil however, connectors were clean. Going to tamped with my throttle position sensor next. BUT I realized that my intake manifold air temp sensor has snapped at the base, so it's loose, just sitting on the piece of metal that seperates it from the pulley line on the opposite side of the metal, I threw some zip ties on it to kind of make it more stable for the moment. any more ideas? especially since the intake manifold are temp sensor is kinnnndda broken :/
Last edited by Barbdaman; 01-24-2012 at 03:08 PM.