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 Post subject: WTF is wrong with my car?
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:02 pm 
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I was coming out of a round about and as i eased on the throttle the car just reved (it is auto) and i had no accelaration so i rolled to a stop pulled over turned the car off and back on again but the car wouldnt start the starer motor was goin but it was not cracking the engine over. What is wrong? Any help would be great asap.
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:11 pm 
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can u hear ur fuel pump turning on and pumping as u put the ignition on? if it does then u might want to check ur spark plugs, leads and dizzy. if thats not it u might want to check some fuses that might have blown or something. check the battery terminal to see if there is any corrosion on the connections. thats all i can think of at the moment. good luck

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:21 pm 
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Very strange. Sounds like 2 problems there at least. If the starter is just spinning, its almost definately a starter motor problem.

If you can hear the starter click, then spin, the solenoid is working (since its just a big relay for the motor), but if the engine is not turning, maybe you have a tooth missing off the flywheel, or the throw out arm for the pinion is broken. Doesn't explain the thing seemingly going into neutral though.

Unless you coincidentally just lost 4 of 4 torque converter bolts.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:22 pm 
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the fuel pump does come on but it is like the starter motor is not crackin the engine, wtf, and why all of a sudden would it not grab a gear?
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 Post subject: Re: WTF is wrong with my car?
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:33 pm 
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danbode wrote:
the car wouldnt start the starer motor was goin but it was not cracking the engine over.


so the engine wasn't turning over, but you could hear the starter motoring....

definatly a starter issue there.

don't know what the other problem might be other then a slipping clutch?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Could it be the timing chain? could it of snapped
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:46 pm 
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danbode wrote:
Could it be the timing chain? could it of snapped


possible. did your car idle when you pulled over to the side of the road? pull the rocker cover off and have a look if you suspect it

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:47 pm 
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the cars just reving and wont turn over

sounds like a trans problem to me, id say torque converter
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:48 pm 
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if you say that the car just revved no drive and the starter motor turns but the engine doesnt crank ..

if the torque converter bolts to a flex type plate to join it to the crank maybe the converter bolts have come out???

wich means when you try to start it it only turns the ring gear/converter and doesnt turn the engine!!

and before you turned it off,the engine was revving but the converter wasnt thats why it lost drive ..

i hope this makes sense

but im not a 100% on how the torque converter joins the crank on the fords. if its similar to the chrysler set up this is what may have happend..

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:48 pm 
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but then i cudnt start the car when i turned it off?
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:49 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
the cars just reving and wont turn over

sounds like a trans problem to me, id say torque converter


dosen't explain the non-start though. Or does it?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:51 pm 
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A snapped timing chain will most likely make your engine go bang and suddenly stop. All that chain has to go somewhere - usually gets wedged in anything else that moves.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:52 pm 
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tman nk that does make sense sorta i will take thr rocker cover off and have a look, and if it is not broken i will be cheerin, any other help wud be great
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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:55 pm 
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I had a spinning starter motor once in the EB actually - looked under the car and it was dancing around on the ground :) One bolt had snapped, the other came loose!

Have you looked under the car yet?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:04 pm 
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i will have a look and see wat the go with the chain is and will ask for some more advice
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