ONLY RUNS WHEN PLUGS OUT

Dodge Colt

Tiny

phishy75

February, 20, 2007 AT 12:54 AM

'89 Dodge colt 1.5L with 200kms. All of a sudden it stopped idling - still ran but would not idle. When slowing down using compression it would blow a puff of blue smoke (abnormal) when I got back on the gas. Got it home and now it wont start.

Here is the kicker. It will run if I remove plugs 2 & 3. Not if I only disconnect the leads, but only if I actually remove the plugs.
Compression is alright at about 120 - 130psi across the board. Got fuel and spark.

Did find some oil in the air filter but the PCV seems fine and the compression checked out.
I'm really stumped here - any help would be MUCH appreciated.
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2 Answers

Tiny

M_H_RITZEL

February, 20, 2007 AT 4:19 PM

Check the timing. Could be a timing belt the smoke could be from a cylinder getting spark at the wrong time.

Tiny

phishy75

February, 22, 2007 AT 12:12 PM

Timing is fine. The belt is only about 6 months old.
Think it might be the Mass Airflow Sensor since it got soaked in oil?
Anyone know how to pull trouble codes from one of these?

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