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My 00R will not start......any ideas why?

Discussion in 'Cobra R's' started by michaelm, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. michaelm

    michaelm Member Established Member

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    I am in Canada and store the car in a heated garage. (3 years now)

    I started the car 2 weeks ago, no problem but it seemed to run a bit rough.

    Went to start the car today and it would turn over but not start.

    It was +35 degrees F outside.

    Any ideas why not starting??????

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. divided

    divided New Member Established Member

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    How old is the gas in it?
     
  3. 93SVTCobra

    93SVTCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Fuel, Spark or air. Which one isn't it getting?
     
  4. Andy M

    Andy M Active Member Established Member

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    without doing any troubleshooting, I would say it is the gas - unless you put some additives in it like STABIL??
     
  5. flattrack53

    flattrack53 Active Member Established Member

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    I would check the spark first. If that is fine, then i would move to fuel. It would be either one of them. Did it run fine the last time you took it out? Also if you are just starting it up and not driving it, condinsation will build up in the fuel cell.
     
  6. svtlightningsvt

    svtlightningsvt New Member

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    Not enough information given.
     
  7. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    Please explain.

    Tom
     
  8. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Unplug the crank positioning sensor, squirt some contact cleaner on it and the plug, reconnect and retry.


    That is, if you have good gas! ;-)

    :thumbsup::coolman::beer:
     
  9. flattrack53

    flattrack53 Active Member Established Member

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    I mean't, It will cause condensation in the engine,as for him not to do that..My error.Got sidetracked when typing.
     
  10. michaelm

    michaelm Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys.

    probably the gas.

    Should I drain the tank and put in fresh gas?

    Have had no time to drive the car. Too busy with work.

    Mike
     
  11. Hodgepodge

    Hodgepodge New Member Established Member

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    do you hear the fuel pump click on when you turn the key to the on position?

    have you checked the pressure in the fuel rails?
     
  12. ririck

    ririck Schrute Farms Beets Established Member

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    ^^ This.
     
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    Damn...should have added sta-bil!
     
  14. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    I doubt it is the gas. I have had nasty gas that was YEARS OLD and was still able to get the car to start. Might sound horrible but it will run.

    Yours is another issue.

    Tom
     
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  15. Hodgepodge

    Hodgepodge New Member Established Member

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    +1

    I've started trucks, cars, quads, etc that sat for YEARS outside, not in just 1 year and in a garage. Never heard of bad gas
     
  16. mblgjr

    mblgjr Pay Attention Boy! Established Member

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    Could have been 35F outside; but if you have water in the tank it *could* have been frozen at the bottom around the pickup/sock.

    You said it was in a heated garage; but made note of the cold temp. Just throwing it out there.
     
  17. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    I am in agreement^^^^^. When I bought my 2000R in 2003 it had 21.6 original miles and the original 3 year old fuel. The fuel smelled terrible, the car ran a little sluggish, but it did run, and like I said, that was 3 year old fuel.

    There were a couple of times when this same 00R had these same symptoms, engine spins over, but no fire up, and then I would try again and it would start and run fine..........:shrug:

    R
     
  18. DAVESVT2000

    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This has happened to me a few times, till last summer I found I had a bad coil, cyl. # 5, changed it, and it's been fine since..
     
  19. svtguy

    svtguy Active Member Established Member

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    Try clear flood mode by holding the gas pedal to the floor and cranking it over. It maybe flooded with to much fuel? Has happened to me a couple of times if I let off the key to soon while trying to start the car.

    Paul.
     
  20. steve121

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    Did you try hitting the reset button inside the left side of the trunk?
     

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