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#21

I just checked your sig (shoulda done it first) and realized you've done an engine swap - SILLY ME - DOH! When you put the LA3 in the car, did you re-pin the harness to be compatible with the new computer? Please don't tell me you just plugged it into your stock harness and figgered it'd work! [Image: smile.gif]

C'ya - RAY

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Former 2.3T courier (blow-thru carbed) & soon turbo ranger

[This message has been edited by TurboRay (edited 11-18-2001).]
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#22

I'd try to help solve it, but I don't want a case of American beer. It's just not as good.

Is the key in the ignition? Do you have gas?

[This message has been edited by 88tccanuck (edited 11-18-2001).]
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#23

LMAO - He's sending a M.O., 88tccanuck - so you can go buy some Moosehead if you figger it out! [Image: biggrin.gif]

C'ya - RAY

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Former 2.3T courier (blow-thru carbed) & soon turbo ranger
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#24

ok, just tried the merkur computer(PF3) and it still didn't start. Still no fuel pump power. ok, I did RE-pin it. The car ran one night and then the next day it just wouldn't start. Didn't try the screwdriver thing because I need someone to crank the engine.

Is the key in the ignition? Do you have gas?

Now there's a idea I've should have checked. Who knew you needed a key to start the car?
86 SVO
99 Twin Turbo 427 Trans Am
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#25

Do the "screwdriver thing" while cranking it under the hood. Simply jump from the trigger pin to the batt wire on the solenoid. Make sure the key is on and that it's in P or neutral with the brake set (in case it starts, lol). [Image: smile.gif]

C'ya - RAY

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Former 2.3T courier (blow-thru carbed) & soon turbo ranger
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#26

In my manual(`86 Helms),the pump relay is shown to have a pink/black wire from the fuel pump,& the other end of pump is groung w/resistant wire.The other wires are a T/LG to intertia switch,a red wire w/fuse link,& a yellow wire off the relay.
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#27

First things first.... I did not read every posting in detail, but have you checked to see what codes are coming out of the EEC?

Very important....
70Mach1 351C4V-bigHP,88TC garaged,87TC 2.5LDPDIS 90mmMAF65mmTB LA3/Tuner Ported OSvalves T3/4 3"DP ATR Crane 57# AWIC/ICE Boxed
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#28

I tried to pull the codes from the ECC. But for some reason it isn't working. I've never done it before, so I'm probally doing something wrong. I jumped the wires in the test connectors. turn the key on, and get nothing. So i tried to do it without my check engine light and used a test light, still got nothing. I used this web site as a ref.
http://dalidesign.com/hbook/eectest.html
86 SVO
99 Twin Turbo 427 Trans Am
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#29

I once purchased an 88 TC with the same problem. The people let it sit for 3 years. The car went to crap. I purchased it for $200 (mainly to use parts). When I got it back home, I could crank it over and it sounded like it wanted to start but never quite stayed running. I checked the fuel and spark, it was getting both. I even checked the plugs to see if the were getting wet (they were). Plus there was a lot fuel vapors coming from the spark plug holes. My next task was to check the Base Timing. I rotated the crank to TDC and checked the alignment of the camshaft. The belt had jumped 2-3 teeth, which was enough to cause the vehicle to not start.

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Victor
86 SVO

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Victor
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01 QS Z06 - Sold
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#30

O2Thief, your TC was getting fuek, mines not.
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