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Old 06-04-2018, 11:41 PM
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fuel injectors are on the pass. side under the black plastic part where the upper and lower intake manidolds meet. is it a stick? it could be flooded. does it sound like its cranking faster than normal?
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Thank you!! It is a manual and I have performed the de-flooding thing many times with the relay removed. I believe the cranking speed is normal.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:56 PM
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its pretty different sound if its flooded vs not flooded. if you have fuel and spark you can try pull starting it in 2nd gear. i had to do it once years ago
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Cool, thanks...We'll give that a shot!
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hey guys...im hoping you guys could give some advice on probable causes. one night i parked my car and the next morning it didnt start!. i checked the battery and it tested out bad, so i replaced it! then my starter wouldnt disengage so i replaced the starter also.... still no start. i've checked fuses and relays. i even tried push starting my car, NOTHING. my car is cranking over but it aint starting. i have had my ignition system replaced already at the dealer about a year ago. i dont know what to look for... i 've done pretty much everything i can think of....if you guys can help me with this, i would appreciate it. thanks!
It comes down to spark, fuel and air. Try pulling one of the plugs and see if they are black and crusted over. You might have too much fuel. You can also check to see if there is any spark. Have you replaced the wires? Second hand I heard these can go bad (I'm not sure how but...) Check that the wires are fully connected onto the plugs and coils. Pull the coils and look on the bottom for scorch or brown marks. The coils have a habit of shorting out to the plate they are bolted down on.
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I have the same problem. What did you find out?

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Hi Guys, Like almost all other posts here...I bought an RX8 (04) that won't start, and it's a real mystery. I have compression, new fuel pump (and I've disconnected the fuel line quick connect to make sure pressure is good), I placed a spark tester inline at at the plugs and have spark, I've pulled the plugs and have checked for flooding (also doing the de-flooding procedure removing the relay), and I have a battery charger connected to maintain a full battery. The plugs look really good, so I guess I'm wondering if, somewhere in between the fuel line connection in the engine compartment and the fuel injectors is a "fuel distributor" for lack of a better term? Any thoughts will be appreciated- the car sounds like it wants to start, but doesn't get there...

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I have the same thing going on. What did you figure out? Thank you
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Originally Posted by MANIACman View Post
It comes down to spark, fuel and air. Try pulling one of the plugs and see if they are black and crusted over. You might have too much fuel. You can also check to see if there is any spark. Have you replaced the wires? Second hand I heard these can go bad (I'm not sure how but...) Check that the wires are fully connected onto the plugs and coils. Pull the coils and look on the bottom for scorch or brown marks. The coils have a habit of shorting out to the plate they are bolted down on.
marks on the bottom of the coils mean nothing
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bummer in the summer
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