March 26, 2023


A Class Of Its Own

Leading Ten Explanations For No-Commence Cars

The prime ten causes that I see cars coming to Ace Automotive for no commence problems

  1. Electrical fuel pump failure /gasoline filter restriction
  2. Just one of the most frequent no-start off challenges I have observed in new instances is the failure of in-tank electrical gas pumps, principally because of to absence of appropriate scheduled sustain on the motor vehicle homeowners aspect of not possessing the gas filter changed at the correct intervals, certain some fuel filters can value approx. $100.00 and up to switch many moments a 12 months but in some cars these kinds of as late 90s Jeep Gran Cherokees changing the gasoline pump costs virtually $800.00! How many situations do you want to fork out that? Also a further induce for untimely fuel pump failure is letting the fuel level to get to under ¼ tank and below for extended intervals or jogging fully out of gasoline operating out of fuel allows the electric fuel pump to run “dry” which practically straight away ruins the pump. Vortec Structure GM engines 4.3L, 5.7L with the CPI fuel injection program the CPI device fails in several different ways the plastic tubes leak, the “poppets get plugged, the fuel force regulator leaks.

  3. Timing Belt Failure / Timing belt tensioner failure
  4. Timing belts are created to past approx. 40,000-60,000 miles below ordinary use not altering the timing belt ahead of it “breaks” can end result in high priced motor injury in some autos, this sort of as Honda, Acura, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. Generally have the timing belt adjusted a minor right before the advisable modify interval and verify the tensioner switch if questionable. Timing belt tensioner failure is widespread.

  5. Distributor Failure / Together with Ignition control modules
  6. Mid 80s Gm 4 cyl. V-6s Most all GMs with Digital distributor 4, cylinder, V-6, V-8 1988-1998) 80s / 90s Ford TFI ignition (grey module bolted to exterior of distributor) Ford Select-up assemblies inside the distributor I have found a lot of distributor failures on Hondas specifically because of to bearing failure.

  7. ECM/ PCM Failure (laptop)
  8. Primarily on mid 80s GM merchandise with 2.8L engines and “W” in the 8th place of the VIN #
  9. Alternators
  10. Most dilemma alternator I have viewed is the CS130 /CS130D on some mid 80s GMs for the CS130 and on later on GMs the CS130D on like 92 and afterwards tends to make like Gran Am, Gran Prix, and many others.

  11. Crank / Cam Sensors
  12. Late product 92-93 Chrysler vehicles with 3.3L motor Caravan, Voyager, Mid 80s GMs 2.0L crank sensors 2.5 L crank sensors Mid 80s- early 90s GM V-6s crank sensors 90s Jeeps 4.0L engines cam/ crank sensors Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl engines crank sensors (failure thanks to equilibrium belt failure and broken belt cuts sensor wires and damages sensor)

  13. Batteries/ Cables /Clamps
  14. Many neglected corroded Batteries locate their way to our facility Batteries do not final forever! Very poor Servicing methods induce many numerous battery failures which frequently sales opportunities to other challenges.

  15. Electrical Complications
  16. Ford ignition switches, in escorts in the early 90s the electrical portion of the ignition change will different inside of, some ford ignition switches have been identified to lead to fires!

  17. Miscellaneous

Automobiles out of gas because of to inaccurate gas gauges

Engines locked up because of to deficiency of oil

Plugged Exhaust devices (catalytic converters

Tooth lacking or worn off the flywheel are unable to switch the motor around

Terrible fuel injectors

But I have Under no circumstances seen or listened to of a vehicle not starting off or functioning lousy due to the brand of gasoline becoming utilised!

Randy Harkins

Operator, Technician Ace Automotive

11924 Pacific Hwy Sw.

Lakewood Wa, 98499



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