Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: baltimore, md, 21228
No, it doesn't do it when it's hot, that's a problem that I'd like to have, because that means that I can get it started, ha ha!
Could a timing problem mean that I couldn't even get the engine to turn over? I don't know a lot about how all of this works, but all responses and help are very appreciated.
And wouldn't I have to set the timing after I have the car running? Thanks again, I also posted this problem on the general tech page, and I added some other details that I noted, which I will repost here:
Racer, I had the starter bench tested, and it turns just fine. But of course it isn't on the car then. When I turn the key, I don't get anything, and the lights, if they are on, go out.
It really seems like the starter doesn't have enough power to turn the motor, I don't even get any clicking. I will go ahead and have the battery tested as well, however.
One last thing that I noted while I had the car running on a regular basis. I noticed that over time, the engine would turn over slower and slower. It would turn over normally, and gradually over the next month, it would turn over slower and slower. I also noticed that jump starting the car didn't seem to help too much, which is why I rightly or wrongly ruled out the battery as the problem.