Engine Mechanical problem
1989 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 47000 miles
The car won't start. Pulled it ouf of the carport onto the drive which is at an angle downhill. Left it there over night and it won't start. Just cranks away and when you turn the key off, backfires through the breather. I thought it had jumped time, but a friend came over and was checking it out and it started for him on the second hit. I was a hnds on healing as he hadn't messed with anything. Decided it was too low on fuel and probably had trash in the filter screwing things up. Replaced the fuel filter and made a trip to the gas station to fill it up. Filled up and it hasn't started since. Crank away and when you turn off the key a backfire through the breather. If it was a timing issue, it wouldn't start after it jumped time. Right? The cam sensor is only two years old, so I don't think it's that. The service engine light never came on and I've tried the paper clip trick to retrieve code, but it's not talking. What am I looking at here? Ignition module? Crank sensor? I'm baffled, not to mention without a car. Any help?
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 10:16 AM