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Old August 9th, 2017, 04:54 AM   #26
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I second blue's clues above ^^^
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Old August 9th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #27
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180 degrees out

Blue - this makes sense. I may be at TDC on exhaust stroke - I will rotate crank one full turn so that distributor engages and give it another shot and make sure rotor is pointing to No 1 plug terminal.

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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:20 AM   #28
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Well - I was going to test for spark again with an assistant and the starter solenoid finally failed after 22 years, not too bad. The plugs are covered with gas and car just sputters a bit. Letting the motor air out as I won't get the solenoid until tomorrow. Since the overcharging alternator was the source cause of this entire adventure and I still have it in the car, I put a test light on what appears to be the power lead and I get no light. I have a replacement, just wanted to make sure the car runs before putting it in. Unless this failed piece may be keeping the car from starting?

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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #29
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What's the status of that rear cam pulley?
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Old August 11th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #30
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Have not removed timing belt cover - but I can check that.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #31
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You may be able to check it by getting most of the bolts out of the cover and pulling it back. You'll probably need a hand, turning the engine over by the crank and holding open the cover so you can see if that bolt spins with the pulley.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #32
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The car fired up. Went back and reset my initial timing after some adjusting, hit the right spot and it started easily. Thanks to all for your input along the way. None of my gauges work, tach, oil pressure, water temp, etc... Does anyone know how these are controlled?

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The car fired up. Went back and reset my initial timing after some adjusting, hit the right spot and it started easily. Thanks to all for your input along the way. None of my gauges work, tach, oil pressure, water temp, etc... Does anyone know how these are controlled?

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Old August 13th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #34
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For the gauges not working... Do you have a power antenna, and do your reverse lights work. Check your fuses. Above the transmission there are reverse light wires (both green I think) that get frayed and short out on the trans, caused my gauges to go out on my 95. Of course they're not easy to see or get to.
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Old August 15th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #35
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I replaced blown 15A meter fuse and I now have gauges. Have to diagnose why tach is not working.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 09:35 AM   #36
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You should also look for why the fuse popped.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 01:09 PM   #37
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ECU is Suspect

Ok - after installing new alternator, new fuel pump and new distributor after having the ECU repaired by a company in Arvado, CO, the car fires up and idles steady. However, these are problem areas:
1. Engine heats up very quickly and the cooling fans do not kick on. The one fan kicks on and runs continually only when new CTS is unplugged. The other does not run with the AC on.
2. Tachometer does not work. (New distributor with no starting issues)
3. The battery does not charge when car is running. Just installed new alternator on 9/9/17. Battery reads 12.6 V with car off and slightly less when car is running.
So, I think my ECU sustained too much damage and although the company tried to repair, it has its faults. Does anyone have a KL90 or comparable ECU for a 1995 Probe GT manual transmission for sale?

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Old September 30th, 2017, 07:58 AM   #38
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Reading back on this thread as for the tach I once had a wire chaff through and short out that caused a mess of problems. Melted some wires that thankfully weren't actually to bad to get to.

But... It did however melt a small track on the back of my instrument cluster on the circuit board that went to my fuel gauge. I added on a little section of wire and soldered it in to remake the connection. Same kind of thing may have happened going to your tach? Just something to check.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #39
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Tach not working

The overcharged battery fried my distributor and since replacing I have no tach. I have tried a replacement instrument cluster and the tach does not work on that either. I am guessing the aftermarket distributor. The car fires up and although I have not driven it, has better throttle response and a better exhaust note than it had before with the tired distributor and tired fuel pump. Have some electrical bugs to work out, but making progress and look forward to driving this car.

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