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Old 10-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Car won't start unless I hold down gas pedal

Yesterday I went to start my car to move it and after a few seconds it just shut off. It won't start back up unless you hold the gas in. Then it runs rough as hell and sounds like a Subaru. I had some spare distributor stuff laying around so I changed it out just to see and nothing. Coil-cap-rotor
I put new plugs in it and pulled them after I got it to start. They are black as coal and wet from gas. I was tuned in June so I'm not sure if that may have something to do with this or not. It was done at IMW by John Kerr and I know he's good at what he does so I wouldn't think that's the cause but who knows.

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Jumped timing belt? The fact you dont state what kind of car, what engine, what mods, etc. really doesnt help though.
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94 integra with a built gsr. Turbo'd
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TPS and MAP plugs reversed? Bad MAP wiring (3 bar)??
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TPS and MAP plugs reversed? Bad MAP wiring (3 bar)??
Nothing was changed on the car. It ran fine a few days before.
Turned out it was the timing belt. I re set it all and it starts again and idles. Revs up pretty rough so I think it's still maybe 1 tooth off. It's cold and raining out so I called it a day. Now I know where to go back to anyways.
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