Mechanics

FUEL / ELECTRICAL PROBLEM?

1991 Eagle Summit

Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Eagle Summit 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 145000 miles

" original owner". It just stopped running on the highway. Turns over but wont start. The next day(after having it towed home). It starts and runs great but I am now afraid to drive it any distance. What should I check?
thanks, rgs.
note: just drove it again (running good) and it shut down after driving aprox 5 miles.
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R.G.S.
June 8, 2008.



When it shuts down you need to find out whats missing. Spark or fuel. When its dead remove a spark plug wire and see if it sparks when cranking and get back to us

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jun 8, 2008.
When it is dead, there is " no spark" .

Tiny
R.G.S.
Jun 8, 2008.
This engine is pretty cut and dry, your problem is most likely going to be a bad distributor. There is a slight chance of a electrical problem but not probable, without doing elaborate testing which I think will end up in the same result, replace the distributor. If by any chance this does not fix the problem get back to us and we can trace wiring and go from there but I would be confident in replacing distributor.

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jun 9, 2008.


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Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jun 9, 2008.
You were right on! I replaced the distributor and its running great again. I just wanted to follow up with you and to say thanks. You saved me $100 on a diagnostic test. Thank you, r.G.S.

Tiny
R.G.S.
Jun 17, 2008.