Mechanics

ONLY RUNS WHEN PLUGS OUT

Dodge Colt

'89 Dodge colt 1.5L with 200kms. All of a sudden it stopped idling - still ran but would not idle. When slowing down using compression it would blow a puff of blue smoke (abnormal) when I got back on the gas. Got it home and now it wont start.

Here is the kicker. It will run if I remove plugs 2 & 3. Not if I only disconnect the leads, but only if I actually remove the plugs.
Compression is alright at about 120 - 130psi across the board. Got fuel and spark.

Did find some oil in the air filter but the PCV seems fine and the compression checked out.
I'm really stumped here - any help would be MUCH appreciated.
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Phishy75
February 20, 2007.



Check the timing. Could be a timing belt the smoke could be from a cylinder getting spark at the wrong time.

M_H_RITZEL
Feb 20, 2007.
Timing is fine. The belt is only about 6 months old.
Think it might be the Mass Airflow Sensor since it got soaked in oil?
Anyone know how to pull trouble codes from one of these?

Tiny
Phishy75
Feb 22, 2007.