Ok i have an 86 gt with 4spd, i parked my car after work, everything ran fine on the way home. Went to leave next mornin and nothing. had no spark so i replaced the coil, got spark but still wouldn't start, it tries to start but backfires if you hold the throttle down. if you dont hold the throttle down it kicks back hard enough to disengage the starter from the flywheel, had the icm tested and it tested fine but replaced it anyway with no change, it is not throwing and codes and it is getting fuel. The distributor has not been moved. Any help would be appreciated
[This message has been edited by wickedjester (edited 02-23-2014).]
May sound wierd but shoot some starting fluid in throttle body and see what you get. If it fires and then cuts off you may have a bad pump. The back fire to me sounds like your getting something. Mines did that a while back and that was the culprit. Hope it works out
This happened to me last week. I went to the mall to pick up my girlfriend from work. I come out five minutes later and nothing... I change the pickup coil and the ignition module just to find out I had a bad ignition coil. It runs like a top now.
ok finally got around to testing the pick up coil and ignition coil and both checked out. brought #1 to tdc and checked distributor and it points at #1 so timing didnt slip. guess my next question is can the ecm cause these problems and if so whats the best way to check it?
ok so i finally got the time to mess with the car, i double checked the distributor at tdc and it points right at #1, so i jumped AB and the car started and ran but it ran rough, checked the timing with a light and was sitting right on 10 deg. it was running for about 2-3 min. pulled the jumper out of AB and it died instantly. put it back in started right up, pulled it out died instantly again. now it will not start either way just tries to hit randomly