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Why Wont You Start?

Old 03-09-2004, 06:39 PM
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im not completely retarded, but i cant even tell if my car is turning over or not. it seems as if my starter isnt engaging. i tried removing the air filter and spraying starting fluid with no luck. it doesnt fire at all. i had an 83 (i now have an 87) and it used to flood itself and i havent pulled the plugs yet to see but i was just wondering if there was anything else that would cause this. rotaries are so quiet when cranking i cant tell. it was running fine when i parked it. it really nice out today and all i want to do is drive my 7 with the sunroof open
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by b_lloyd83' date='Mar 9 2004, 04:39 PM
rotaries are so quiet when cranking i cant tell.
Dude, how is your rx-7 quiet? That is crazy. Mine is one loud banshee. She lights up the whole neighborhood with exhaust fumes and smoke and noise when starting. That is good smoke though.
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:12 PM
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when cranking the engine its quiet, "when" it does fire its loud, but since its not firing, a rotary is pretty quiet because of the low compression. i live next to a highway, so its not overly loud, but enough background noise to make it hard to tell if its indeed cranking or the starter is just running.
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Oh, I see. So every now and then it starts? I am guessing check your plugs man.
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:12 AM
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go ahead and check your plugs and BTW u said u took off your airfilter and sprayed starting fluid..where? in intake ducts or throttle body?
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:25 PM
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i just pulled off the air filter cover, pulled out the air filter, then sprayed it up the intake tubing.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:32 PM
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Did you try jumping the starter?
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