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Unread 10-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
McMahan
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It started yesterday. I was idling in traffic, then as I start to take off, the engine sputters hard then dies. I waited about 20 min, and it started again. I'm now currently stranded in a yuppie bar parking lot waiting again. This time I was taking a right turn, it sputtered hard for about a sec then died. No check engine light.


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Unread 11-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Still won't start. I sprayed starter fluid in the intake, still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas where to go from here?
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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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Got spark?
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Not sure. I saw something about a spark tester that lights up when connected to the plug. I thought about grabbing one from auto zone to check.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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FIXED! The plastic "rivet" that held the distributor's rotor together failed. I opened the cap and it looked as though it had exploded. New rotor and 10 bucks later, fixed.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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lol. Simple things!
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