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Old 11-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #11
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No. Bill was trying to determine if you have spark in a round about manner. If your injectors are firing, you probably don't have spark.

A bad CPS will prevent spark.

Did you observe the security light? Is it going off after 5 seconds, staying on steady, or flashing?

Did you check for spark at each plug wire? Do you know how to check for spark?

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Your car will run with out the MAF. You need to check for spark. Pull a plug, put the plug on the plug wire, lay the plug on a ground and crank. If you see no spark then I would check the crank position sensor. Also check the plug on the ICU
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Thank you for the replies.
I have new findings.
I have a pilsing signal to the injectors while cranking.
I have spark to the plugs.
No security light issues.
I decided to check the plugs. They are all fuel soaked! Absolutely drenched.

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Crank shaft position sensor. The plugs are soaked because the injectors are supplying fuel, but there is no spark to ignite it.
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Plug wires are hot.Getting plenty of spark to the plugs..
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Remove all the plugs, install new plugs, try to start. You might have to floor it when cranking. This is what needs to be done when flooded.
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OK, so you have spark, so your crank position sensor, ICU, coils, and plug wires work. That leaves your fuel system. Did you say your plugs were wet with fuel? If so, change the plugs. Some how your engine got flooded.
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OK, so you have spark, so your crank position sensor, ICU, coils, and plug wires work. That leaves your fuel system. Did you say your plugs were wet with fuel? If so, change the plugs. Some how your engine got flooded.
X2....Put a set of new plug in and try starting the car. Once plugs get soaked, you really have to clean then or put new ones. Plugs are fairly inexpensive and I would just replace rather than clean.
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I replaced the plugs last night and the car fired up and runs perfectly.
I've driven it to work this morning and no troubles.
I'm still scared to let my wife drive it especially with two young children.
She'll drive mine and i'll drive hers.
Thank you all very much for your assistance.
Hopefully, i'll be able to help one of you someday.
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From the sounds of it the engine was flooded. It shoudl be OK, but error on safty and drive it for a while and see what happens.
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