Ok so I did a partial treatment with seafoam. Only the gas tank and vaccum line. Let it sit the required time. Started up fine and ran it for about 25 min. Finished smoking and let it sit for about 45 min. Came out and it started up fine. About 10 min down the road, it sputtered and died. Now it'll crank up but won't start. Pulled the plugs and changed them. Still wont turn over. I don't hear a hum or anything when I first turn the key. Fuel pump you think?
Ok. I was thinking fuel filter or fuel system. I drained the pressure from the fuel rail and it hissed a bit and threw some fuel. Then tried to start it again a few times. This time, no fuel or air drains from the valve. I'll check the fuel filter and if that doesn't work, the pump.
Before I started tearing into the fuel system and dropping the tank, I tried starting it with the help of starter fluid. Still wouldn't turn over. I'm beginning to think that fuel isn't the problem. Might be a spark issue. Ideas?
I'm going to change the pump, check the CPS and the coil. After that, I'm stumped. Shouldn't it kind of start with starter fluid in the air box if it was getting a spark? Even with no fuel, the starter fluid should get it to kinda start.
Well, I changed all the parts. Cps, coil, plugs, distributor cap, rotor, fuel filter. All of it. Still no spark. I did, however, notice that the check engine light does not come on when I click the power on. Word has it that this is a clue that the ECM is bad. Ordered a factory new one for $289. Should be here Monday. Hope that does it.
It sounds like you changed all the relavent parts of the igntion system but still have no spark so you need to regroup and check both what you did and what the result was.. For example how are you confirming that you do not have spark? Can you do diagnostics on the ignition portion of the ECM?