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Starting Problems

Old 03-27-2012, 07:26 PM
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I recently was given an 87 RX7. Got the starter unstuck. Now when i turn the key, it will randomly wont attempt to turn over at all. When it does it tries to start but sounds like no fuel is getting to the engine. Kind of starts with starting fluid but only for a second. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:06 AM
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Had it been sitting a long time? Have you tried unflooding it?
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:22 PM
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+1 to baldy's. Question i bought one thaet sat for 2 years, first thing i did was drain the fuel change the filter and plugs, also take some time and look over all your vacuum lines for breaks cracks dry rot. Have a fresh battery or a charger hooked up to make sure your getting good voltage. And familiarize your self with deflooding.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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http://www.rx7.com/tech/unflood-fc.html

symptoms and procedure for de-flooding. instead of using ATF, oil can be used but i know from experience that ATF works best.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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i replaced battery, pump, plugs, wires. i havent replaced the filter yet. but i have a new one ready. so frustrated
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