Originally Posted by fantascp
Need some advise/help please
Went to start my 98 SSE - was ready to turn-over, then I heard like a whistling sound- then- when I tried to start the car again- it cranks and cranks but will not turn -over.
Is it possible that I got a fouled spark-plug?- the plugs were changed July 2005- 1 year ago- approx 95,000 miles on the car- I now have about 101,000 miles- so I just put on only 6,000 miles in a year- also had new wires put on this Feb.
The plugs in the car are A/C Delco- #12568387 1TR4A 15
If it is bad plugs- use the same kind again or switch to Auto-lite or NKG ETC?
also- how hard is it to get at the back 3 plugs? should I remove the cross-bar for more room?
Last question- would a bad coil pack be the problem?
Any help is again appreciated as usuual.!!!!!!!
OK- followup- I only pulled the front middle plug late yesterday afternoon and re-set it- I also opened and reclosed the gas-cap since I realized I just had filled the car yesterday just prior to coming home- thinking maybe the cap was not tight enough-
I did not make any attempts to start the car yesterday after I re-set the spark plug etc. I let everything alone over-night- i was going to change all 6 plugs this morning if the car still did not start.
I got in the car this morning - turned the key- Started right up!!!- all gages etc working fine!
One thing I did notice- when the car started- for about 10,15 seconds some BLACK smoke came out both exhaust ends- then completely clear.
Now I'm more confused than yesterday- I'm thrilled that the car started right up, but what caused the car NOT to start yesterday??
Thanks again for all responses.