2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Car will not start?flooding? no spark?

Old 08-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 1

Ok here is a little back story, bought the car, had idle issues, previous owner had put in an MSD ignition, re-wired/cleaned up all that. Since then the car ran a bit rich, but that seems to be common.

moving on, it has had a bad warm start issue, it would normally start right up after sitting for some time, but no matter how long it ran, weather 1min or 30, after i shut it down it would not start at all.

This past week i replaced my brake master, and have not tried to start it since, and now, nothing, it seems like i am getting no spark, but at the same time i cant hear my fuel pump prime at all. there is a large quantity of fuel coming out of the exhaust as i crank, and it will sputter a little every once and awhile, but no signs of starting.

This is my first venture in the rotary world, so im as lost as could be.
DAELEN is offline  
Old 08-27-2010, 08:30 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 11

It's heavily flooded.

You need to jumper the yellow connector near the pass. shock tower and turn ign. "on". Then you should hear the fuel pump.

If it's flooding, obviously the pump is working. It's just flooded to hell.
vanhalen is offline  
Old 08-28-2010, 12:53 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 49

it could be a number of things.. could be leaking injectors, shitty spark plugs, plug wires, etc etc

only thing i can suggest to you at the moment until you figure out whats causing it, is to just use the Deflood procedure.

Remove your fuse box cover, and take out the EGI fuse, i believe its the first 30amp fuse in the block, Goto the car and turn it over for a good 15-20 seconds. Afterwards plug the fuse back in, and try to start it. It should fire right up.

Also rotary motors DO NOT unflood themselves,
robftw is offline  
Old 08-30-2010, 10:46 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHCH, New Zealand
Posts: 2

hey bro, just letting you know I have the exact same problem over here in New Zealand, also my first rotary. Mine does this EVERY ****** TIME I stop and can be a major inconvenience
rotangclan is offline  
Old 08-31-2010, 01:17 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHCH, New Zealand
Posts: 2

oh and i fixed mine by doing what that other fella said, take out the EGI fuse (mines the fuse closest to the engine) and turn it over for 15 seconds or more WITH YOUR FOOT FLAT DOWN then put the fuse in, keep your foot OFF the gas, crank it, and it should fire up immediately.
rotangclan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2nd Generation Specific
04-01-2014 07:12 AM
2nd Generation Specific
10-05-2009 04:07 PM
1st Generation Specific
06-29-2009 09:04 AM
2nd Generation Specific
08-18-2006 09:20 PM
2nd Generation Specific
10-15-2002 04:29 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Car will not start?flooding? no spark?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.