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Just got home after six months

And went to start my 1990 2.0 and she will crank over just fine but does not start, i think that it is either the fuel pump or the main relay, but not exactly sure how to check either, so would love to hear some guidance
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Re: Just got home after six months

Turn the key to just before you crank it over and listen carefully. If the pump is fine, you should hear it priming.

Check for moisture also in the dist cap, wires, you get where I am going with this..
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Re: Just got home after six months

You could try that carb cleaner trick too
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Re: Just got home after six months

Some good ideas, will give them a try
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Re: Just got home after six months

Are you trying to start it with the old gas in there?
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Are you trying to start it with the old gas in there?
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Re: Just got home after six months

My wife had been starting and running the car every week for at least a half hour at a time so i dont think that the gas is the problem
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Re: Just got home after six months

When you go to turn the ignition on right befor you start it, the check engine light will turn on and you will here a click and the the fuel pump run, after about 2 seconds it should click again and the fuel pump and engine ight should turn off. If it doesnt do this then most likely its your main relay, its a common problem.
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Re: Just got home after six months

You sure you got enough gas in it? lol

You need to check for:
- spark
- fuel
- compression

That will always be the sure fire way to get her back on the road. Oh, and change all the fluids. After fluids sit in a car for that long they will cause damage/wear when driven.
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That check engine light better be going out after turning the key on for a few seconds. If it is, then check for spark.
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Re: Just got home after six months

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After fluids sit in a car for that long they will cause damage/wear when driven.
How do you get the car ready to be driven again once it's been sitting for a long time?
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How do you get the car ready to be driven again once it's been sitting for a long time?
It just depends on how long the car was sitting.

I'd change the fluids first (don't forget brake fluid).
Charge the battery and test it briefly.
Make darn sure the brakes work.
Check the tires are road worthy.
Pull off the valve cover and pour oil over the cams (new gasket).
Check the timing belt is in good shape and on time.
Peak at all the hoses, electrical wiring, etc under the hood.
Look for any leaks.
Possibly drain the gas tank and fill with new fuel.
Surely I missed something.

Before starting it the first time, I would also prime the oil pressure. Just remove the fuel pump fuse and/or the main ignition wire to prevent it from starting. Then, turn the key to start and hold for 7-15 seconds. This will force oil into places where it may have drained back out.

Also, after starting, check everything for leaks and keep checking until the engine has reached normal operating temperature.
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Re: Just got home after six months

Turns out there its no compression, have spark and fuel, so probably need to look for a new engine
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Re: Just got home after six months

^^^^whaaa?? I thought wifey had been starting it every week?

unless she blew it up running from the popo one night and forgot to tell you
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Re: Just got home after six months

I hope you didn't have someone check the compression who doesn't know what they're doing check it for you. I also hope some shyster mechanic at a shop didn't tell you that either. The only way to have no compression is if the timing belt broke cause then the valves won't open or close. Turn the crank slowly and see if your rotor in your distributor is spinning as well.
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Wait a minute, If you have spark then the rotor is spinning which means the timing belt is good. Somethings fishy!
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Re: Just got home after six months

It was an exPerienced guy, and the engine even sounded like it had no compression, and more them likely the belt skipped a tooth or two and bent the valves as only one cylinder made more than ten psi
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It was an exPerienced guy, and the engine even sounded like it had no compression, and more them likely the belt skipped a tooth or two and bent the valves as only one cylinder made more than ten psi
Skipping one tooth will not damage the valves, two or more then you will have problem.
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Re: Just got home after six months

Might wanna pull off the valve cover and turn the crank to top dead center to see if the cam arrows are both at 12 o'clock. I just use the flywheel arrow to know exactly where tdc is. You'll really know by making sure the holes on the cam itself are lined up with the holes on the head.They're there to keep the cam from moving when you take a timing belt off.
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Re: Just got home after six months

Well, got the old engine out, the new engine has a new timing belt and water pump, just gotta put my clutch and transmission on the new engine along with some of the brackets and accessories and gotta find new engine mounts for the front and rear since they were both broken
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Re: Just got home after six months

Well, finally got it started this morning, yay! Now have to finish putting the final touches on it and run it through emissions and get it licensed and I get to drive my car again:-)
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Re: Just got home after six months

So what engine did you get?
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Re: Just got home after six months

Another b20a5, not sure of the milage, but it had good compression, ran good before it came out of the donor car at the junkyard, and ran smooth as butter in my car
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