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PostSubject: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:50 pm

...Sorta.

It's been raining very lightly... misting almost all morning. Leaving work about an hour ago, key in the car just cranks and cranks and no start. Finally after about 2 mins it cranks, turns over normally and starts. No CEL, runs fine drove like 15 miles home without a hiccup. Think it was just a random thing or should I take a look at anything to be sure.
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:09 pm


Plug wires (more likely the coil wire), or coil. When it's dark out have somebody crank it over & watch for where the spark-show is.
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Since fixing mine, I may have passed the bad luck on to you jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:24 pm

V8Killer wrote:

Plug wires (more likely the coil wire), or coil. When it's dark out have somebody crank it over & watch for where the spark-show is.

Thanks Al. I'll check it tonight. Already have plugs and wires to install too! Arrow

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Since fixing mine, I may have passed the bad luck on to you jocolor

I don't even have an opti!

Thanks, ya jerk. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:35 pm

It wasnt an opti problem. Moisture has to be getting into your coil or associated wires. Clean, grease, and tape. Trust me.
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:36 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
It wasnt an opti problem. Moisture has to be getting into your coil or associated wires. Clean, grease, and tape. Trust me.

Ah.. thought it was the opti. Anyways... I'll check the plugs and wires. I bought new ones last month so might as just replace them now.
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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
It wasnt an opti problem. Moisture has to be getting into your coil or associated wires. Clean, grease, and tape. Trust me.

He obviously didnt read the Poland Springs Test post.... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: So Now I Got a No Start In The Rain...   Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:15 am

Might want use some dielectric grease on your wires to prevent moisture from getting in to disrupt current.
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