• Tiny
  • HydraShok45
  • 1993 Ford Probe
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 98,000 miles

Just found this site and hoping someone can help. My daughter has a 1993 Probe with the Mazda engine 2.0 L 16 valve automatic trans and I'm pretty sure the Ford EEC-IV Ignition. So a couple weeks ago it developed a misfire-minor backfiring issue. Did the usual, new plugs, cap and rotor. Seemed to fix it. 24 hours later she calls me and says it won't start. I checked all the wires, made sure the rotor was turning so now I'm thinking the coil went bad. Well because the car is a "Frankenstein" most of the parts places (Advance, Auto Zone) don't have the knowledge or equipment to test it. So I took out the whole distributor yesterday and was going to test the resistance today. I go to pick up the car and bring it back to my place on a flatbed this morning and smelled gas. Yeah, gas was pouring out of the tail pipe, air filter, throttle body and 3 out of 4 cylinders were full. All I did was turn the key on to get it out of gear and on the flatbed (yeah I know electric fuel pump). So after draining the gas out of everything and using a suction pump to clear the cylinders and throttle body it's now sitting and drying out. All I wanted to do was correct a small misfire! I don't know how replacing a cap and rotor would cause the gas problem. Then again "Murphy's Law" lives with me. Any help is appreciated.

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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 11:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

Was it a ruptured fuel pressure regulator?

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Monday, September 12th, 2011 AT 2:41 AM

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