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ok guys i looked in a chilton's repair and tune up guide for datsun's;) and since my car still hasn't started it has a list of things i can check for if you guys can translate this into clueless english for me that would be greatly appreaciated;)

Engine Cranks, but does not start

Possible cause

1.Improper Starting Procedure

2.No fuel in tank( i'm pretty sure i have fuel unless my gauge broke and is lying to me

3 clogged fuel line or filter

4 defective fuel pump

5 choke valve not closing properly

6 Engine flooded

7 choke valve not unloading

8 Throttle linkage not making full travel

9 stuck needle or float

10 leaking float needle or seat

11 Improper float adjustment.

Is there more any ways you can help me get my car back up and running, would help me a lot:(
find that little Z in your heart and please help me i'm already missing my car:(

thanks again
yuichi
 

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> ok guys i looked in a chilton's repair and
> tune up guide for datsun's;) and since my
> car still hasn't started it has a list of
> things i can check for if you guys can
> translate this into clueless english for me
> that would be greatly appreaciated;)

> Engine Cranks, but does not start

> Possible cause

> 1.Improper Starting Procedure

> 2.No fuel in tank( i'm pretty sure i have
> fuel unless my gauge broke and is lying to
> me

> 3 clogged fuel line or filter

> 4 defective fuel pump

> 5 choke valve not closing properly

> 6 Engine flooded

> 7 choke valve not unloading

> 8 Throttle linkage not making full travel

> 9 stuck needle or float

> 10 leaking float needle or seat

> 11 Improper float adjustment.

> Is there more any ways you can help me get
> my car back up and running, would help me a
> lot:(
> find that little Z in your heart and please
> help me i'm already missing my car:(

> thanks again
> yuichi
Take the distributor cap off and check your connections and your router for corrosion , check your coil. check your spark plugs (if fouled let me know what they look like)....you may also have low compression( blown head gasket) Z cars need vaccume to operate properly so also check all ofyour vaccume lines and get back to me
and i will go from there Jeff
 

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> ok guys i looked in a chilton's repair and
> tune up guide for datsun's;) and since my
> car still hasn't started it has a list of
> things i can check for if you guys can
> translate this into clueless english for me
> that would be greatly appreaciated;)

> Engine Cranks, but does not start

> Possible cause

> 1.Improper Starting Procedure

> 2.No fuel in tank( i'm pretty sure i have
> fuel unless my gauge broke and is lying to
> me

> 3 clogged fuel line or filter

> 4 defective fuel pump

> 5 choke valve not closing properly

> 6 Engine flooded

> 7 choke valve not unloading

> 8 Throttle linkage not making full travel

> 9 stuck needle or float

> 10 leaking float needle or seat

> 11 Improper float adjustment.

> Is there more any ways you can help me get
> my car back up and running, would help me a
> lot:(
> find that little Z in your heart and please
> help me i'm already missing my car:(

> thanks again
> yuichi

There can be 4 causes why your engine doesn't start:

1: No ignition
2: No fuel
3: No compresion
4: Bad timing

The first thing you do is to crank the engine for app. 20 seconds and then you go out and put your nose near to the exhaust pipe and smell if it smells like gasoline - if it does you have no ignition if it doesn't the engine doesnt get any fuel.

Hence your engine has fuel injection the engine should start for at least a second or so - providing that it is getting fuel and that it has a spark. The ECU is programmed to provide the engine with fuel during startup and is bypassing some of the other devices in your engine compartment. So what you need to do is to ensure that the plugs actually sparks - to do that you simply remove one of the sparks and connect it to the cap and let it plug rest on the engine block somewhere where you can be able to see it when you crank the engine and where there is agood connection to ground -if it sparks you probably can roule out the ignition -if it don't check the ignition system for faulty parts.

If your ignition is OK you should check if it is getting any fuel - when you turn the ignition key you should hear the fuel pump starting - if it does then your engine shold be able to make some sort of starting attempt. If you can't hear the fuel pump check the harnes and connectors. BTW the fuelpump is located in the rear compartment beside the tank.

This procedure wil not make your engine spin like a cat but it should enable it to initiallystart up for a second so.

Good luck

Brian Madsen
83ZXT
 
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