2002 Diamante 3.5 Diamante no start
I just got a 2002 Diamante for very cheap. It came with some new stuff but a lot of issues. The original owner took it to Midas for a tune up as it was running "extremely rough". They changed plugs and wired and told him that the spark plug wells were very oily....
Against they're suggestions, the owner didn't replace the spark plug well grommets and drove it away. It slowly returned to not running very well again and then quit starting all together. This is where I come in. I purchased it off him cuz he was sick of the car.
The valve cover gaskets were shot and the distributor too ia very oily from what I can see. When I got it, I checked for spark and got it from the front three plugs. I pulled the line that feeds the fuel rail and got pressurized gas.
My 1st plan of action is to do gaskets and plug well grommets. I'll clean off the plugs before reinstalling.
My questions are, if I do this and still get a no start, could the distributor be shot even though I'm getting spark at the front 3 cyl.? This motor has an internal cam sensor in the distributor, could that have been killed with oil?
Car came with a new battery, new alternator, and a new crankshaft sensor in the box. Apparently, he was trying anything to keep this running except spend $30 on gaskets, lol!
Last edited by chain rattle; 04-17-2017 at 04:29 PM.