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88 duke stalled, died on the highway and wont start. by hercimer01
Started on: 08-11-2013 03:00 AM
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My 88 duke stalled, died on the highway and wont start.
The fuel pump is 6 months old and I can hear it turn on with the key at first.
The fuel injector is pumping gas when it cranks.
I can see the Tach work fine when its cranking.
All the fuses appear to be good.

I had it towed home so I can work on it.
Any ideas on where to start?

Thanks ahead of time Allen.

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I'd check for spark.
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Check to see if the rocker arms are moving when you crank it through the oil fill in the valve cover. Maybe the timing gear broke.
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Report this Post08-11-2013 12:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Oh yeah the timing gear. I forgot about that. I will check that.

If it is the timing gear it's time for maybe a twin turbo 3800?

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Report this Post08-11-2013 02:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup! Shes a gonner!
The valve train isn't moving at all while cranking.
I'm kind of low on funds right now, i'll probably just have to fix it for now and start looking for an L67.
Oh well.

Thanks guys for your suggestions.

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Report this Post08-11-2013 09:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TONY_CSend a Private Message to TONY_CEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Get the Melling gear set, the cam gear is aluminum, not phenolic.
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Report this Post08-11-2013 11:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is The Fiero Store actually cheapest?
From some searching I've done?
69.71
http://fierostore.com/Produ...x?s=52863S&d=184&p=1
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Think I would just save a few bucks and replace the broken part, should last you for as long as you own the car. Gear Lets see, $20.00 or $80.00, which should I spend? Larry

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Report this Post08-12-2013 01:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Absolutely!
I just need to get it back on the road for now.
Nice save.
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Originally posted by trotterlg:

Think I would just save a few bucks and replace the broken part, should last you for as long as you own the car. Gear Lets see, $20.00 or $80.00, which should I spend? Larry



Don't do it. I bought a NOS set and was replacing the cam gear 10 months later with the Melling set. I don't know if it's age or what but I think the phenolic gears that have been sitting around for years are not reliable. My Alum/steel set has no issues and it's been 50,000K miles so far.
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Report this Post08-12-2013 08:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Uh oh. Already bought it.
That just means I will have to put the L67 in sooner.
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