1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

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1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:35 am

So my mechanic replace head and head gasket put back together started long enough to adjust valve and died and has not started again. ECM is good there just no spark. To turn over distributor has been replace brand new. Over 1300.00 dollars in new parts. But won't turn over ?????

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby JoeIsuzu » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:02 am

I doubt you really mean, "won't turn over". "Won't turn over" is a completely different troubleshooting process from "won't start". Is the engine seized up?

Since you said "head gasket" and not "head gaskets" I guess it's a safe bet this isn't a V6. That leaves the 2.3L and 2.6L. Please update your profile.

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby puttputtinpup » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 am

I don't understand the process adjusting the valves while it's running. Are you talking about engine valves or adjusting the carburetor or something else?
When your mechanic installed the timing belt, did he begin by setting the #4 cylinder at TDC(top dead center) or did he use #1 cylinder?

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Yes Jack it's a 2.3 engine and no the engine is not sized it ran for a little bit after being put together. It has a brand new head due to the previous head had hairline crack.

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:24 pm

At Putputtinpup adjust the valves due to being a new head. I don't know if he use cylinder 4/1 for top center. There's just no spark at all ???

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby JoeIsuzu » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:25 pm

Guajarg7 wrote:There's just no spark at all ???
Aha, that's what you meant. Ok, so it DOES turn over. Just no spark.

Carry on...

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:36 am

So that's where am at !!

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby puttputtinpup » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:48 am

Guajarg7 wrote:So my mechanic replace head and head gasket put back together started long enough to adjust valve and died

This is what I don't understand. So he adjusted the valves (or valve) while it was running?

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 pm

Its back to life its running perfectly fine.

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby puttputtinpup » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:38 am

It would be nice if we knew what the problem was

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby Guajarg7 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:08 am

1995 Isuzu is back from the dead !!! It's alive and kicking !! Purring just softly as it can.

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Re: 1995 Isuzu Pickup, Won't Start

Postby mar_phi6 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:43 pm

What did you fix?


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