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This happened today, I went out to my car. And I installed my Warm Air Intake..
Then I started my car, and it ran for a fiew mins (long enough to set all my radio stuff)

And then I backed out of my driveway, then when I started to go down a hill by my house. It ran fine, untill I pressed the gas.. It studdered, then a POP and my engine died.

I took the WAI out, and put the stock air cleaner back on there. Tried to start it, and then the engine turned, and it wouldnt start.

I checked the TB, and it had gritty stuff on it
(carbon?)

Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
Any Tips on what to check?

HELP! I NEED IT BACK RUNNING!
 

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The good ole 1-2 for a car that won't start...

1. Check for spark. Pull out one plug, reconnect the plug wire, and hold the tip of the plug against the exhaust manifold and have a friend start the car. BE SURE TO NOT TOUCH ANY PART OF THE PLUG WITH YOUR HANDS. Also, don't have the plug too close to the plug hole in the block. If the plug fires while your friend is cranking it over, then you have spark.

2. Check for fuel. With that plug out of the block, the A/F mixture will be forced out the hole on every compression stroke. Smell it for gas.

These are the two most common causes for a no-start engine.
 

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Originally posted by silvapain@Apr 20 2004, 09:21 PM
2. Check for fuel. With that plug out of the block, the A/F mixture will be forced out the hole on every compression stroke. Smell it for gas.
Why would it POP, and is the Grit normal?
What if I smell gas? Should I smell it?
 

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The grit on your TB is just carbon buildup. You can clean it off with TB cleaner, but it's not that big of a deal. It certainly won't stop your car from running.

I don't honestly know what the pop could be just from your explanation. I would just logically go through the car's startup process one by one, eliminating the possibilities. The Fuel and spark are the first to check.

Yes, you should smell gas with the plug out. You shouldn't smell gas any other time, though. If you smell gas around the car, check to make sure a feul line didn't burst, or a connection break loose.
 

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Well, I went out to my car this morning. And I checked that you told me to do. And
IT DOES HAVE A SPARK
and
I CAN SMELL GAS


WTF IS UP WITH MY CAR!? Should I get it towed in to Ford?
Would changing the Air CLeaner to a high flow one make this happen!?
 

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What kind of pop...backfire type pop

Or the pop and clang of that Eclipse that blew up racing a M3....


..I cant really think of anything without knowing what kind of pop

Maybe check your vacuum lines...or the eletric vacuum pump...

What kind/brand of intake are we talking abotu exactly...?
 

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It sounded like a backfire through the TB or something.. LIke a valve didnt close or anything..

I put on a High Flow Cone Filter.. I dont remember the brand. It was SUPPOSED to be a K&N but I got cheated, and it was some El cheapo thingie.
 
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The same type of thing happened to my 91 civic. The problem was a bad ignition coil. It started up, and I started driving. I heard a big pop and it died. Check out the ignition coil.
 

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The Engine Still Turns, and it Sparks, so I am guessing it isnt the Coil..

This is the WAI I put in there just a temporary thing


II just cleaned it, and I am not too sure if it was a cotton gauze thing, anyway, I cleaned it with a K&N Kit thing.. Then I let it sit for a day after I oiled it.. Then I put it on there..
I didnt take the MAF off or mess with it..
 

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U gotta be kidding me. Can't you read your fuel gauge before you post. <_<

Adam
 

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Originally posted by FatTortoise@Apr 21 2004, 03:44 PM
WHOOPS!

I ran out of gas


Thanks for your tips though
DING-DONG!

Anybody home?


 

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yeah i seem to remember a guy I wont mention a name but his Initials are DAN running out of gas.

Hmm I can't remeber what i was doin that night all i know is that i was not with the main group.

I think i was with jason, brad, and Adam OOHHH wait I also beleive adam ran out of gas after the Drag racing.

Do you remember Jason?
 
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Originally posted by sablerider@Apr 21 2004, 11:40 PM
yeah i seem to remember a guy I wont mention a name but his Initials are DAN running out of gas.

Hmm I can't remeber what i was doin that night all i know is that i was not with the main group.

I think i was with jason, brad, and Adam OOHHH wait I also beleive adam ran out of gas after the Drag racing.

Do you remember Jason?
Yeah, I remember going with you guys to McDonalds and you drove your Sable. I was referring to Dan running out of gas, lol - but I think I do remember something about Adam running out though, lol.
It's all so fuzzy
I feel old.


btw... are you going to ROTB this year?
 
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