View Full Version : IT STARTED<but sumthins wrong>

12-01-2002, 08:07 PM
hey, i got her to run about 2 hours ago. i had to use ignition fluid, replace the spark plugs and wires to do so. And thats after testing the dist., ignition coil, injection resistor, and every fuse i could think of. pulling the back seat and checking the fuel pump. all that seems fine, But the Throttle Position Sensor is still reading bad. ( ZCspeed has one for $29, is that good or too high?)

Something is seriously wrong in the engine. its rattling bad. and feels like theres no power.( it sounds like its coming from under the valve cover, the cams are spinning fine, but it could be from beneath the cylinder head, perhaps a rod.) Ive only driven it in the apt. complex, but you can hear the clanging. it increases with the RPM, but doesnt do much at idle. any ideas?

12-01-2002, 08:08 PM
refer to the thread, 'help my car wont start' and go from there, if you have any thought on my cars condition...

12-01-2002, 10:29 PM
time to get a new engine.

12-02-2002, 12:17 AM
get a compression and/or leakdown test done... but then again it almost sounds like one of the plugs isn't firing.