Radiator burst, due to broken water pump belt. Replaced wit new, started and ran but would barely pull own weight. Got worse and worse until now it stammers, won't start and backfires through intake. It never overheated, but doused everything with coolant. I did a compression check, all cylinders are 170-180. Oddly enough, while first doing the compression check, I left 5 plugs hooked up, removed one and had the plenum and throttle body off. When I turned the motor over it started fine, but died in about 5-10 seconds. The idle was about normal. I would have thought with the plenum off and no air control it would idled very fast. I wish I could pay, but I am not working due to shoulder surgery, this car is for my single mom daughter. Not a sob story, just life.
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 AT 10:47 AM