Car doesn't start, please help! - Camaro Zone - Camaro Forums and News

Go Back   Camaro Zone - Camaro Forums and News > Camaro & Firebird Tech Forums > 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 07-30-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy Car doesn't start, please help!

Hey everybody. I have a few questions to ask after Iíve been pooling for hours on this and several sites checking out all of the posts. Everything was running great, no problems with the car. There is a car show coming up in about a week and I decided to detail under the hood. I covered the opti, all electrical, the alternator, etc. washed, scrubbed, and rinsed. After this I started the car to move it back in the garage and it started and ran for about 5 seconds and then died out. I attempted to restart the car and it wouldnít restart. Iíve had this happen before after a rainstorm or after a bad mechanic shop did a sloppy coolant change. Anyways, I usually just let the car sit and it dries out and runs fine no problem. This has only happened to me twice. Iíve let it sit for three 24 hour days and collect a lot of sunlight to dry things out. Today is the third day; I went out to start it and still just turns but wonít start. So, I hooked the scanner up to it and pulled all the codes and they were as follows and in this order 1) P0372 2) P1371 3) P0336 4) P0372 5) P1371. I then cleared the codes and kept the scanner on while cranking and the only code is P1371 and this one is flashing pending. SO, having said that, I know what the codes are and what they mean, I have Autotap software, a scanner, the GM service manuals, all the yada yada stuff. The GM manuals say the computer sets the code after two unsuccessful rotations of not detecting a low resolution impulse. This would lead me to believe opti even though in the past drying out has worked; the third and final time may have been ďthe straw that broke the camelís backĒ. Making a long story short, my question is: based on everyoneís past experiences here and the codes and symptoms I have listed, do you think the problem is in the coil / ICM / both, harness, or the opti? Also, where is everyone getting their Optiís these days online for a decent price? Any good ideas for drying out the opti via the vent hoses? Thanks in advance for your help. I really appreciate any help that anyone else can give.
QUICKB4C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-01-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
omega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 138
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Accel, Accel, Performance Replacement, At StreetSideAuto.com



Thats where the one I got came from.

Yeah you gotta love the opti.
omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
car wash, coil, distributor, no start, optispark

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Won't Start VetteSlayer89 1st Gen & 2nd Gen (1967-81) Tech 4 06-22-2009 02:26 PM
Car won't start?? ajaxthemax 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 5 02-21-2009 01:45 AM
car won't start dtown General Discussion 1 01-14-2009 11:30 AM
no start patrick sienda 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 2 05-28-2008 07:21 PM
no start speedped79 V6 Camaro and Firebird Tech 19 04-06-2007 02:25 PM


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:50 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © CamaroZone.com

CamaroZone.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by General Motors or Chevrolet.