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start up problem

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89 944 2.7L Japanese Spec

I was changing a water hose on the car and had better access if i removed the spark plug wires.

after changing the hose and flushing the system. i tried to start up the car only to notice the engine is misfiring... oops must've plugged the Spark plug wires wrong on the distributor cap!

after getting the wiring right, the car cranks and turns over but engine does not start... did i f### up anything by mixing the wires?

distributor cap i noticed is now slightly loose, i don't think that that is the problem, but after trying for 30 minutes to start the car again i dunno what to do.

any help is appreciated.



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Thats gonna be an electrical issue man. If you're gonna do it yourself, check out Clarks-garage.com. Ask yourself these questions :

Spark wires correctly placed?

are you actually getting spark?

are your fuel injecter PLUGS getting signal? ( Simple check with a Noid light)

Is the Rotor placed in correctly?

Is the coil recieving/outputting the correct amount of resistance?

Finally Check the DME relay and The DME itself. The ECU has a history of just crapping out on these cars. it's a relatively cheap fix.

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first thing to check is if the tach bounces when you attempt to start up.

If not -- then power to DME and/or ref/crank sensors are not hooked up right.

I would also make sure the disto is on properly -- if not you could end up getting spark to it -- but not to your wires.


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