Thnaks guys and very sorry for not responding sooner. We managed to solve the problem on Saturday Sept 15, I could not get a diagnostic done because the vehicle was not idling. Further checks revealed however the problem came from the timing. The crank shaft gear had broken its key. This is one that was not replaceable so I had to revert to getting a new one.
I still see the engine check light on after driving for ten minutes but we suspect it might be from the broken speed ometer cable that we recently discovered. However I will proceed to get the diagnostic done and forward the results.
And yes we had to use carberotor cleaner to free the system then it began to idle.
I hope the solutions thus far can also help any other person experiencing a similar problem. Again many thanks, you guys are doing a tremendous job here. Greeting from the little island of Barbados West Indies, I will sure to continue recommending folks here to utilize this site. Regards. Ashley John
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 AT 7:28 PM