Yes...a couple months ago I had the dealership due the timing belt maintenance...
The starter was making a loud scratching noise when starting up for about 2-3 weeks and then one morning it would not start and the starter was quiet. You could tell it wasn't working. I got a new starter. Installed new starter. And it started but the idle stumbled and was like it was gasping for air and then died. It has not changed. Thanks...So it was running fine and wouldn't start...so it was running smoothly when you shut it down and the starter was dragging or what? Because yeah, this behavior is exactly liked jumped time. It's a 2002, so I *think* it's a non interference motor. So please elaborate on what precipitated the starter change.
Thanks Shifthead. Actually his is one of the videos I watched before hand to show how to do the job. I took pictures before taking apart. I also taped and marked each hose and bolt when removing so I knew where it went when putting back together.So a fuel smell in the engine bay, started and died, just barely tries to catch when you are turning it over for a long time. Are you 150% sure you aren't missing any nuts or ratchet sockets? This behavior could also be a massive air leak. Maybe watch this video of this guy doing the job and see if it jogs any memories loose of something you might have missed?
Even with a loose spark plugs the truck would still start. It could have one maybe even two coils fail and still run rough.Would a loose spark plug cause something like this? I mean, the starter job might not have directly caused it, but it maybe one of them is loose......or a coil is bad? I'd make sure all the coils are down tight and just snug up all plugs.
Alert: Spark plugs are working themself loose. I feel this ALERT deserve it's own thread. I'm finding the inner (#3, 5, 4, 6) spark plugs loosen themselves up more so than corners (#1, 7, 2, 8). But all need checking. For this reason I'm adding Checking Spark Plugs as a 30K mile or 3 years PM...forum.ih8mud.com
The old start should have damage easy to spot, if you dissect. If it was truly your issue.The starter was making a loud scratching noise when starting up for about 2-3 weeks and then one morning it would not start and the starter was quiet. You could tell it wasn't working. I got a new starter. Installed new starter. And it started but the idle stumbled and was like it was gasping for air and then died. It has not changed. Thanks...
Good point! Should be easy to spot.If you keep on smelling gas fume, then for sure there is a leak some where in the fuel system by the engine bay.
Good point! Should be easy to spot.
But, if timing off by belt jump, cam sprocket clocking off, no spark from bad or no signal form sensor. It can flood the cylinder with raw fuel as engine cranked. This can leave a heavy fuel small as well.. If any spark plugs loose (walking out, very common) smell would be very strong in the bay.
Old school, coil issues. Been thereCheck all your wires on your distributor and make sure you didn’t knock one loose. Seems like you aren’t getting spark and flooded the engine. Check your dipstick and see if your oil smells like fuel to see if it had been flooded. Might need an oil change after you get it running.
same thing happened to me I accidentally disconnected the coil wire and flooded my engine.
Thank you abuck99...looking at the diagrams the one thing that stands out is when I reassembled the fuel pressure pulsation damper, there were no gaskets. I do not remember any gaskets with it when I initially unscrewed it. Do u know if the 2002 LC fuel pressure pulsation damper is supposed to have gaskets? Thank you.When you removed the intake, did you remove as one entire unit, or did you separate and remove the throttle body in the process? Did you use all new gaskets? RE-Check every connection related to removing the intake:
This is for 03-05 but should give general idea of connections etc
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