Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Ford Probe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 150k miles
Ever since I changed my water pump my car will not run right. I had messed up the timing of the engine while doing it so I took everything back apart and fixed the timing of the engine. I have even taken it back apart to re-check it and it is exact. After fixing the timing the first time my car ran very badly for a week. Loss of power, bad gas mileage, very sluggish. I thought it was timing still so that is when I re-checked it. I noticed a motor mount ground that I over-looked. I put it where it needs to be and the car started again. It will not go past 200 rpms. I have a new distributor and I was trying to set the ignition timing but first it says to make sure my idle speed is alright. Here are the things I have done.
-Spark test (jumps gap)
-Fuel pressure test
-Timing of engine (it is exact)
-New spark plugs
-New fuel filter
-New ignition coil
-New plug wires
-New air filter
-Cleaned MAF sensor
-Cleaned IAC valve
I have removed a SPOUT connector to set the ignition timing and idle speed. I have it at TDC on the compression stroke with the rotor on #1. I tried to adjust the idle speed with the screw and it didn't affect it I also opened the throttle manually with my hand and the engine doesn't even surge. Even I press on the gas it barely goes up not even 50 rpms. I can feel exhaust out the back as it is sputtering at 200 rpms or less. I have a chilton manual that I am going by to set the ignition timing. I have the disty in the relative area where it needs to be but I have no completed the ignition timing since the idle is messed up. I am stumped to what is the cause of this. Something is holding it back somehow. My car ran fine until I changed the water pump but I couldn't drive like that obviously. Somewhere in between something has messed up and I can't figure it out. When the car ran bad for a week then quit, I figured the distributor went out on me which is why I have a new one. Also, my car does not give any codes anymore. The only one it did before the codes were cleared was CID failure. This is why I also replaced the disty. The ignition module and crank and cam sesnors are built into the distributor.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 AT 1:35 PM