Hey friends! I apologize for my lack of follow up. I had racing season start at the track I work at and have had weddings like crazy. I'm at the point of having to schedule time to work on my girl around everything else that I am doing. Between conferences with college and trips around the southeast and DC last week, I'm a little pooped out. Spring is a very busy time of year for a pre-law student!
So here's the gist: we have fuel pressure, I didn't have to install the new one.
However, still no luck on cranking up. I have compression. I'm starting to think it is the timing chain, but I'm not entirely sure because the 3.8s are naturally aspirated and I didn't have to even touch her timing chain when I redid the cylinder heads.
Her and I are having a "play date" on the 29th - and by play date I mean she had better start on up.
That's actually the only accessory I have not replaced, but I don't think that would be it because I had the alternator go out on my Hyundai elantras last week and it wouldn't even light up the dash once it was gone. But I will give it a look, just to rule it out. Thanks much!This may sound crazy, but have you checked your alternator? My 03 GT was backfiring like it was out of time and shutting off every time I started it. I forget the code it was throwing, but it was for the camshaft position sensor. After ruling that out, I came across an old forum on here that said when the alternator is starting to fail, it may cause the camshaft position sensor to malfunction. I replaced it and my problem was solved immediately
I did the timing light and it was a bust. I couldn't tell what exactly the light was flashing on so it was basically pointless.Did you do the timing light thing? Sorry I 'm not much help on this year/engine/ignition type. Can you get a code reader to see what the computer is seeing?
FWIIW, an old school timing light really doesn't really work on a modern distributor-less ignition system. For the V6 the cam sensor is a "no start" sensor. So if not timed correctly I could see that keeping the motor from starting.I did the timing light and it was a bust. I couldn't tell what exactly the light was flashing on so it was basically pointless.
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