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Thread: Clutchmasters FX500 install; UPDATE w/ videos on starting problem

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2014-04-09 04:39:29
Might also pull your spark plugs to check if fuel is actually getting into the cylinder.

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2014-04-09 04:40:35
Turning over in this case, sounds like "ch ch ch ch ch chc ch ch ch ch chc chahhh chaaaaaaaaaoooooooooooh" sound.

sounds nothing like a nearly dead battery or anything. very strong starter sound but just like it's not getting it's fuel for the motor to actually run.
2014-04-09 04:42:17
In that case definitely pulk the plugs like p10goodness said and see if they're all damp or not

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2014-04-09 04:42:57
Originally Posted by ny5speed
I mean the two prong plug on the base of the coil... its easy to overlook

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Ahhh, good point, I shall tomorrow. SE-L part out is taking up my garage space or I'd do it now.

BTW the cluch pedal feel is excellent as you guys said it would be with the FX500
2014-04-09 04:49:35
Although I have yet to drive it! Pedal feels just slightly more effort, minimal, than stock.
2014-04-09 04:53:27
I had a buddy helpin me once an when he put the starter cable on it was at a funny angle so it was making both posts on the solenoid contact.. as soon as I turned the key I blew the ignition relay or whatever its called.
2014-04-09 05:06:21
wow thanks guys for the all the input. I hope its somewhat nice again tomorrow so I can mess with it and check out your suggestions. I haven't really driven the car since December and the roads are now well clear of salt and that snow is longggg gone, its time to start taking her out again on nice sundays. been sitting since December!
Last edited by Storm88000 on 2014-04-09 at 05-08-18.
2014-04-09 23:56:23
Just took this video trying to start the car. Here it is showing the engine bay while trying to start. If anyone has any insight or what it sounds like is "wrong" please let me know:

Last edited by Storm88000 on 2014-04-09 at 23-57-31.
2014-04-10 00:04:24
Some notes:

1) The 10A engine control fuse inside the cabin was blown when I went to check them. I replaced it with a brand new 10A fuse, it still won't start.
2) Plugs and wires are in the correct order.
3) Clutch is a Clutchmasters FX500 (although doesn't matter).
4) Motor is all N/A and obviously nothing inside the motor was opened up or anything, just the transmission.
5) You can hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to accessories.
6) Battery and alternator are fairly new, all lights/accessories work, starter sounds strong.
2014-04-10 00:05:57
Are the plugs wet or dry afrer cranking?

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