1991 cabriolet automatic no start

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chrism1241975
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1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:39 pm

Ok I am out of ideas and don't want to just throw random parts at the car

Have already changed the CTS

When the car starts it runs great after trying all day yesterday to get it going I looked for spark at the plugs and it was not sparking got up today went out and the car started up first try get in drove around for about 25 min at different speeds came up to a yield sign slowed down and the car shut off and will not start turns over but won't start this is a on going problem have owned the car for about a month ran great when we got it the onl thing different is we had an after market stereo installed

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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:44 pm

Gee, I think I have seen this post on the "tex"... :)

Replace YOUR GROUNDS, Battery to frame and frame to engine/tranny.

Then clean your coil connections, that is remove each wire one at a time and reconnect it a couple of times each.

Remove and replace your hall sender plug a couple of times.
Make sure that the digifant ecu connector is tight, it is a spring catch, and a pivot to get it out.

I would look for sparking fairies on plug and coil wires when it is dark, and no light on the engine bay, lightly mist water around the wires, not direct, I said mist. If you see sparking Fairies dancing about, you should clean your wires with brake clean, or replace them.

Those are off the top of my head.
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chrism1241975
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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:28 pm

Just finished with the grounds replaced with heavy gauge wire still no start so I will go done the list

chrism1241975
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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Also is there anything that taks 24 hrs to cool off because it will start in the morning but won't restart after that

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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:45 pm

chrism1241975 wrote:Also is there anything that takes 24 hrs to cool off because it will start in the morning but won't restart after that
No, unless your battery is wonky, and I can';t see that either.
It could be your ignition switch.

CTS
o2
come to mind for temp related issues...
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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:00 am

New twist got the car to start again tonight started spraying around to look for spark nothing found there was running really rough closed the hood to drive it around the block slammed the hood and the car shut off I'm lost

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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:25 pm

its electrical.... Look at your hall sender, or your ECU connector.
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chrism1241975
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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:32 pm

Will check them out started car today ran pushed the throttle stalled restarted ran for about 30 sec second time now won't restart again looks like I have to wait 24 hrs to try again I'm about to throw in the towel

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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by chrism1241975 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:07 pm

Ok disconnected the hall sensor and the computer and the hall control unit or the ignition control unit and car started been going for two days now have put around 100 miles on her at different speeds highway and city driving and has not died yet but I'm sure the problem will come back also the other day when it backfired and died is it possible the something in the muffler came loose because there is a loud rattle in the muffler area now that wasn't there before

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Re: 1991 cabriolet automatic no start

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:02 pm

That is probably the internals of your CAT.
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