Mechanics

MY CAR WILL NOT START

1994 Acura Legend • 15,000 miles

My timeing was off I get right now but it will not crank up it has no fir up
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Butlere
December 26, 2011.



I reset the timeing I have repair manual yes the alarm is factory I set it to t d c mark and I have compression at that mark


Tiny
Butlere
Dec 27, 2011.
What do you mean the engine has compression at tdc?How exactly did you check the compression?Dont spare the details.


Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2011.
Is that how you lined everything up?Like I posted in the diagram?


Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2011.
I trun the crankshaft it get harder to trun yes I have that diagram to on my pc the car did this befor I reset timeing and it crank right up the timing was not right so reset the timeing now will not crank up


Tiny
Butlere
Dec 27, 2011.
To check the compression you remove all the spark plugs get a compression tester screw the tester into a plug hole. Disable the spark and fuel then hold the gas pedal all the way to floor and crank the engine over ten rotations. Then record the readings and move on to the next cylinder to you have done all of the cylinders. Your way is not the correct way and doesnt tell you if you have good enough compression to run. Its also scarey it ran before you retimed it. You should have brought it back to where you got the water pump on if it wasnt running right and incorrectly timed.


Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2011.
The engine will not crank up the starter motor turne the engine I am not geting gas or spark now


Tiny
Butlere
Dec 27, 2011.
Can we atleast check the compression before we deal with the spark and fuel?How do you know you dont have fuel did you check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge?Also how did you check for spark?They rent fuel pressure gauges and compression testers at auto zone. Also have you checked for codes yet?


Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2011.
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