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420A 2G Eclipse not starting cam shaft or something else?

Posted by Eric Jeleniewski, Oct 15, 2020

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  1. Eric Jeleniewski

    Eric Jeleniewski Probationary Member

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    My project wont hold an idle and stalls, wont drive and it all happened out of the blue. I'm thinking the camshaft position sensor, not 1000% sure what it could be, iac, map sensor, etc.
    Any idea guys and gals?
     
  2. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Well....what have you looked at? Codes? Nothing happened? No symptoms? Any recent work? Did it happen while driving? First start up?
    Some of these questions may help us help you.
    Did you run any tests at all? Compression? Vacuum?
    What have you done already?
     

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  3. Eric Jeleniewski

    Eric Jeleniewski Probationary Member

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    Engine was misfiring when I got it 4 months ago, I replaced the fuel pump and fixed a fuel leak. It idled rough and misfire light would only blink at idle. I want to get carb cleaner soon and clean sensors and the throttle body, but I’m starting to think the timing is off. It has a quick release underdrive pulley aswell and a shorter belt to do a faster job, previous owner blew the head gasket so that was fixed aswell, also got a valve job about 6 months ago.
     
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    Multiple misfire codes P0300
     
  5. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Has it ever ran correctly?
     

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  6. Eric Jeleniewski

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    I would like to think before me, but when I got it and it began throwing misfire codes was probably just my luck.
     
  7. pauleyman

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    I meant in your possession has it ever ran correctly or did you buy it to fix up? Im suggesting there are unforseen issues that need investigation but we need the whole story
     

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  8. Eric Jeleniewski

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    It ran fine before with a slight misfire that would only flare up at idle and blink. Never while driving
     
  9. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Its not the cam sensor, first thing to check is cam/crank relationship (timing).
     

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  10. Eric Jeleniewski

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    gonna check timing soon enough. ill update this thread when i do.
     

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