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    Established Member Two Rings Baseballer's Avatar
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    So what did I do to eff up my car now?

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    Was doing a routine spark plug change on my 1.8 the other day. Now the car won't start, wtf. I was doing it quickly, so if there anything I could have messed up in my haste? I thought I hear a popping noise like when +/- wires touch, but that doesn't really make sense...
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    more info on what the car is doing. When you try to start it does the starter turn? does the car just sit there and do nothing?
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    It just cranks and cranks and cranks. And cranks...
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    Just cranked the motor with a plug in the coilpack--no sparking
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    did you hook the ground wire for the coils back up to the valve cover
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    Veteran Member Three Rings T0mat3's Avatar
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    Did you gap them right?

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    check realay under ecu box sometime they get wet n effed up happened to mine

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    Veteran Member Four Rings walky_talky20's Avatar
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    I'm going hazard a guess that the rustling of the [cracked and heat-damaged] coil pack harness shorted it out.

    Check Fuse 32 (if it's an AEB engine - 97-99.5)
    Check Fuse 29 (if it's an ATW or AWM engine - 00-01.5)

    If one of those is blown you will need to repair the short in the coil pack harness, then replace the fuse.

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    Senior Member Three Rings MLFHNTR's Avatar
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    It is most likely as stated above. If they were just gaped wrong the car might still right; all be it, poorly.
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    yeah make sure you hooked up the ground wire on the valve cover, make sure you gap the plugs because 99% of the time they are never pre-gapped
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    Established Member Two Rings Baseballer's Avatar
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    Thanks for the help everybody. There is only one ground wire right?
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    There is like two wires heading to the one location of the ground wire. Why did you take it off though? I can do my change without touching it.
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    Things to check:
    1)Ground Wire
    2)Coilpacks are all plugged in correctly
    3)Sparkplugs are gapped to .028"
    4)Fuses
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    Lol #27 fuse was out. Thanks everybody. Hey, these plugs don't even look that bad do they?

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Still look decent. Are those coppers?

    They do wear out more rapidly than say platinums
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    Iridium. One of the ground electrodes was worn on the side, rounded off, maybe that was the issue.
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