I was driving my 86 SE with the 2.8L and it backfired and it stalled. I pulled over it started right back up no problem. I turned arounda nd on my way home it did it again and died and now it won't start at all... Anyone have any sugestions?
Here is what I put in new: Plugs Wires Dizzy cap and rotor Ignition control module Coil Starter fuel pump Alternator.
I tested the fuel pressure and it is coming back fine. I need to get this running. Let me know if there is anything I should be looking for or if someone else had this problem. Like I said It isn't even starting, I tried right when I got home yesterday and then I let it sit overnight and it was cooled down and still nothing.
Backfiring once and then stalling is a classic symptom of ICM failure.
Do you have a spare ignition control module? If so, swap it in, and see what happens.
Just FYI, the ICM is a common failure point of the 2.8 V6. It would be wise to keep a spare (with tools to replace it) in the trunk, just in case. Because when it comes to ICM failure, the question isn't if it will fail, but when.
Also, make sure the mating surface on the distributer is smooth and clean. And use heatsink paste on the bottom of the ICM. And finally, make sure to tighten both ICM screws evenly, so the ICM doesn't get tilted to one side.
Best of luck!
[This message has been edited by Blacktree (edited 08-18-2013).]
While it's a good idea to have a spare ICM, you might want to diagnose your problem a little further. For example, when you try to start the engine, does the tachometer do anything at all? If the ICM is working, the tach should twitch a little bit during cranking. There should also be spark at the plugs.
Too many ICMs fail right out of the box, but you could also have a bad pickup coil or cracked magnet in the distributor, or bad wires and connectors. IF all those things are working correctly, the Tach needle should go up to 200-400 while you are cranking the starter.
[This message has been edited by Gall757 (edited 08-18-2013).]
I changed the ICM and Pick up coil. It runs now, thank you, but when I put it into drive it stalled. but then it started right back up and it almost stalled again when I put it in drive but it didn't stall completely it kept running but has a hesitation.