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98 crank no start

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by ftpiercecracker, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. 4cylinder

    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    i would not change the ccrm just yet because they are pricey and if you get one from autozone then I would not trust how they determine which one your car uses.

    i did not read everything in detail here after my last post to this thread but I did notice you were asking about a pulley i referenced. Since you ask it leads me to believe that you have not removed the crank pulley from the car. This is what you should do next. I am providing a picture of what used to be a lower timing pulley for your year of car. These can go bad (and do go bad) and will sometimes allow the car to still run just not as good as it should. There are other times that the car wont run at all because of this. When this pulley goes out as in the picture the timing has the potential to skip teeth because it is too loose without the tension this pulley provides. So read up on how to time these engines because this is where I think your problem is.

    As for timing marks, this is not a honda. There are timing marks on the crank pulley. Look real close at the picture i have attached. The crank pulley has two notches on it. These are the TDC marks for the crank. The one notch is supposed to line up as pictured with the bolt holding the water line in place. The cams line up on the end of the cams opposite the cam gears. There are slots in the cam ends which will line up with each other. when they are lined up correctly a flat metal bar can be placed on the head and slid into those slots. This is how the cams are set. From there it is just a matter of installing the belt and tightening the tensioner correctly. it is far easier than it sounds

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  2. ftpiercecracker

    ftpiercecracker FEOA Member

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    4cylinder, whether the timing is off or not is irrelevant as of right now, because I still have not figured out why I am not getting spark, at least consistent spark.

    Next chance I get I will check for the timing marks on the crank pulley.
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    okay, I will delete my post then possibly repost it when you figure out the problem you have right now
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    ftpiercecracker FEOA Member

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    Alright fellas, I am finally at the JY and I have a PCM and a CCRM pulled from a 99 zx2. Is there anything else I should pull before I go? The junkyard is about an hr drive for me so I would like to get everything in one shot.

    Thanks
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    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    Pull anything you need and can afford?
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    ftpiercecracker FEOA Member

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    Gentlemen, I am proud to report the problem has been solved.

    It was (drum roll please!) . . . . . . . . . . . . . The ECU/PCM/Computer thing under the center console. It should be noted that there were no burn marks or broken solder joints of any kind on the old computer circuit board.

    I first tried swapping the CCRM and there was no change, dropped in the JY computer and she fired up like she had never missed a beat.

    Thank you all very very much for all of your help and words of encouragement.
    FPC, out.
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    Good job!! Glad you finally got it going again. Another Escort saved from the crusher. It does occasionally happen, but for the most part these ECU's are pretty dependable. I've had to replace 1 ECU in an Escort. It was on my '88 Pony and I think the car had about 300K miles on it at the time.
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  8. dchawk81

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    Sweet!
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    Now onto the next, hopefully less complicated, problem. My HVAC is not switching from feet to head and such. It has defaulted to defrost. Where is the vacuum line located that controls these features, what about the vacuum ball?

    A lot of times I have found the vacuum line coming from the engine bay to be broken, but I don't know where said line is.
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    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    Suggest you start a new thread so the new title will get appropriate attention???

    Congratulations on your fix, and good luck on this next one.

    LarryR
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    ftpiercecracker FEOA Member

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    there is a small hose which controls this connected to a t connector connected to the intake manifold by another hose. the hoses are near the washer fluid reservoir
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    Awesome, I will check and see if something is wrong.

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