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2013-09-07 20:21:32
VET starting issue.
Everything is connected properly, I haw an issue with the starter lining up with the flywheel (teeth wise), when I turn it over it sounds like the starter isn't is being forced into the flywheel & jamming. I was having an issue prior to this issue with the plugs, they're weren't sparking, I found out a wire from the distributor ground had been torn out of the harness, I replaced the harness from a local scrap yard, I went to turn it over & it would just crank over, no start, figured out the alarm wire wasn't connected and it wasn't allowing it to start, fixed that problem. Turned it over again and it seemed like the starter wasn't getting enough juice, took it of and brung in my usdm starter & jdm starter to autozone & got them tested, both were correct, I figured the starter was ony working at autozone cause there was no resistance, after some research I made the jdm work and applied it to the motor, it started on the 3rd cylinder only!, i came up with that assumption after pulling the plugs, put the plugs back in &that's when it started to sound like the starter wasn't connecting with the flywheel, took of the starter and looked at the flywheel, my theory was right, the starter won't connect. You can see where it wasn't on the flywheel by looking through the starter hole on the back of the motor. I put my usdm starter back on & it's doing the same thing still, any ideas? I've replaced the distributor cap, the dizzy ground box thingy that connects to the main harness (93 b13 btw), & I have out t old spark plugs in, still sounding like te starter won't line up, remember now, it was connecting fine before I pulled it off previously... I'm stumped.
2013-09-07 20:31:13
Didn't mean to post this twice, iPhone issues..
2013-09-07 20:36:55
that doesnt sound right... why fly wheel are you using? a stock one? is this a VET or a ve with a turbo?

never seen anyone have this issue..
2013-09-08 02:14:11
I'm using usdm flywheel, I think I found the issue, on Thirsday night i tried to start it and it would just crank, Friday I cranked it and it would just crank, Friday afternoon I found out the harness to the distributer ground box thing; the positive wire had broken so the distributer was never getting a solid ground. It was just flooding the motor, I replaced it with a new harness and it still wouldn't start. Found out the alarm wire wasn't connected and then today it started for a split second & then just stopped everything, it hydro locked. I pulled the plugs, cranked the motor by the crank and gas came out of the plug holes. I'm letting the gas dry over night, I pulled the injectors and checked the rings, they were so I used white lithium greese and put them back in, leaving the intake off for the night and out it back together and see of we can't start it up, it's a ve + t25
2013-09-08 05:16:34
Having the same problem again. It's acting jammed.
2013-09-08 07:56:45
take the transmission off, i know its a pan in the ass but atleast u could have someone turn it over (unplug the dist so it dont try to start) and u could watch whats happening..

if u do that u gotta use shorter bolts to bolt the starter to the engine tho.
2013-09-08 20:25:34
I'm not having any issue with it engaging the flywheel anymore, I have smoke coming out of the clutch cable. No wires are touching it, I checked all the fuses under the steering wheel, any ideas? I think I shorting out my ignition.. Cause it's kinda a lot actually, the cables gets hot af too.
2013-09-08 20:33:24
Smoke from clutch cable?? I gotta see this..
2013-09-08 20:37:39
Legitimately smoke from the clutch cable.

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I can post it on photobucket if u want?
2013-09-08 20:42:35
Please do, im intrigued
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