Fuel Vapor coming from Canister Area

Tiny
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Are you getting spark to the plugs? See if it will start with starting fluid. If it does, then we have a fuel issue.

Let me know.
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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I think it's the coil pack. Its now testing on the secondary coil at 13.05, 12.96, and 13.00 (12.8 even previously, and it's 38 degrees here) which is just a hair under specs. The old pack worked, and this one doesn't. I'm gonna go throw the old one in and see what develops. Dang Amazon, that's the 2nd time I've gotten something through them that was DOA. Last time it was a MAF sensor. See the 94 Buick LeSabre for that conversation.

I did pull one of the plugs out and had a friend try to crank the motor. The spark was yellow using that iridium plugs, not the usual blue I saw before. We'll see in an hour if it works.
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Well, I may have taken a year's worth of life out of my starter, but she roared to life and had pretty good power after I tried to start it hard about 6 times. Felt like it wanted to go that time. I noticed something about my new and my old coil. The coil plug did not particularly want to "click" in place, as in the main bus plug for power to the pack. I had to remove the rubber spacer and it still was a pain to get it in.

Will update you tomorrow when I take it for a test drive to get it up to operating temperature.
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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I'll look for your reply.
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 AT 5:16 AM
Tiny
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My car is running perfectly. I can back up, without hesitation, it starts immediately, and it drives just fine. Now to get some tires. (I didn't want to stick new tires on a car, that didn't run) I believe the other coil to be counterfeit. It tested at 12.8 but when I attempted to use it, and had to put it, it was testing at 13.29, which is already out of specs. Also the box was not an MSD box, just a sticker applied to the outside of a white box.

On the other car, I have removed the fuel tank, which was a lot easier on the Ford Taurus 2002, than when I did this car's tank/fuel pump trying to fix the issue with driving, which I too thought was a fuel related problem.
Definitely needed doing, it's got a plastic liner to protect the thing, but the whole top is completely rusted away, and leaking.

Keep you up to date on that.
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Sunday, November 24th, 2013 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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Both cars run just fine. No fuel stench anymore coming from the car when its in the garage, no SES lights on either vehicle.

First time in 3-5 years I haven't had an SES light or a car repair to do. Its almost boring, not having something on the back burner. Just gotta return that counterfeit coil pack, and we're golden.

Not sure what to do with myself now. I suppose get some tires before the car falls off the road. I could see the metal poking out on one of em. That's how you tell it's time to change your tires, when the metal pokes out and says, "hello". Too bad that extra metal doesn't correlate to good snow traction. They made studded snow tires for a reason, why having your steel belts sticking out, I'll never know.
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Friday, November 29th, 2013 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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You know, it's funny. I just purchased a new truck and like you, I'm lost. I am so used to having something that needs fixed. Lol Well, I'm sure it won't take too long for something to go wrong even with a new one.

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Joe
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 AT 10:43 AM

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