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1:00 AM
@LynnCrumbling Man on man. I have never seen two (or one) peoples with SO many GM Body codes on so many vehicles. I'm still thinking somebody is trusting a $8 bluetooth OBDII reader and a free cellphone app.
 
 
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7:50 AM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 what's up? Could you walk us through what you've tried?
 
8:13 AM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 ping me when you're awake
 
 
3 hours later…
12:04 PM
@RobertS.Barnes - Yes it is absolutely cool.
@Zaid - I'm here, sir.
@SteveRacer - I think I tend to agree with you on this.
 
12:18 PM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 ok give me 10 minutes or so to reach home. Hopefully I can help you see something you may have missed
 
@Zaid - No worries. I'm getting breakfast, anyway.
 
Lol I need to have lunch as well
Shall we say 30 mins from now?
 
NO NOW@!@
:-)
 
12:38 PM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Good morning!
:)
 
@anonymous2 - GM!
 
Been out of it for a bit. Sorry!
 
No worries.
 
De-snapping maple taps.
 
I'm out of it ... all the time.
 
12:39 PM
Lol.
 
Pulling the plugs?
 
Pulling them out of their summer protective casings.
 
Sounds like fun ... maybe?
 
That's when they're tapped.
In the spring, we take the black piece that's in the tree, spray alcohol into it, and plug it into the black thing you see on the main line.
 
Not your grandfather's tap, eh?
 
12:41 PM
Nope. :)
 
It's probably a lot cleaner as well as being better for the tree overall.
 
Definitely.
 
Sorry, just had a huge paradigm shift, lol!
 
Lol. It's definitely very different these days. :)
Anyhow, in the fall we have to run the entire woods, pulling branches and trees off the lines (sometimes trees a couple feet in diameter) and pulling the taps out of their sockets to make sure they are flowing correctly and to prepare them for tapping in February.
*Finished unloading...*
What's been keeping you busy?
 
@anonymous2 - Preparation is everything.
 
12:44 PM
Yes, sir.
And the less work you have to do at -30 degrees, the better.
 
The Impreza is not starting, so it has been keeping me busy trying to figure it out.
 
Electrical?
 
No clue ... I'm sure electricity has something to do with the issue.
 
I have seen a couple discussions between you and @Zaid on the topic, I believe.
 
@anonymous2 but this is new
 
12:51 PM
Ah, ok.
 
Seems he would like to talk about it and maybe help ... which I'm always eternally grateful for. I haven't really bothered my brethren here because diagnosing this over the internet is going to be very tough.
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 just finishing up here
 
No worries ... take your time.
 
Right, here I am
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2
 
yup ...
No clue where to start, lol.
 
12:57 PM
Could you recap what you are facing issues with?
 
No start.
 
Cranks?
 
crank-but-no-start
one second
 
Ok
Remember Matt from Schrodingers Box on YouTube? He has a nifty list for this
 
12:59 PM
FASTTEC
 
Fuel, Air, ???
 
Fuel. Air. Spark. Timing (Crank). Timing (Cam). Exhaust. Compression.
 
I'm sure the problem lies within the wiring somewhere.
The problem is there isn't any spark at the plug (as far as I can tell).
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 That would eliminate Exhaust and Compression?
 
The coils (they are coil on ignition).
 
1:00 PM
Engine harness & ECU, while you're at it
 
@anonymous2 - not following what you're asking.
eliminating?
 
Checking. Just from Google, so not very authoritative.
 
...
Did you confirm power to the coils?
 
So, the fuel pump is running. I can hear it when I turn the key.
Air ... no obstructions, other than the throttle body plates.
Spark ... none.
Timing (crank) ... sensor checked as responsive. Timing belt correctly in place.
Timing (cam) ... sensor checked as responsive.
Exhaust ... open headers, but there.
Compression ... it was there when I pulled the engine from the SVX, no reason for it to have disappeared since.
There is gas in the tank as well.
@Zaid - I'm not sure how I can positively test power to the coils.
 
An inline tester won't help here?
 
1:05 PM
The coils are powered and the ECU provides the ground for them. I found power through the leads coming from the coils to the ECU when back probing.
@Zaid - might? If I had an inline tester. I don't have a noid or anything I can use to place in line on them.
I put the O2s on their pigtails, even though they aren't in the exhaust. This was done to ensure even if it's a bad reading, it isn't the cause of it not firing.
I wasn't sure if not having O2's would keep it from firing.
 
Is the control circuitry on the positive side or negative side?
 
I'm not sure?
Woops! Sorry, that's the Impreza one.
One second.
Crud ... I have it somewhere and cannot find it.
 
No worries
Can't you hook up a DMM to see if there is power to the coils during cranking?
 
I'm not sure where to test the coil at ... I guess I could back probe them directly.
 
Yes, that would tell you if the issue is upstream or downstream the point of probing
But I'm a little concerned about how you probe it
 
1:15 PM
I do know the injectors have power as I can pull their harness and check at the plug. I've verified on all of them. The coils are a lot more problematic in this arena.
@Zaid - I'm very concerned about how they get probed, lol.
 
Depending on if it is positive side control or negative side control, there is some potential to cause damage while probing.
 
It is negative side control, if I understand what you are saying.
 
If only I could remember the specifics. Check out Matt's channel. He describes this in great detail
 
? Can you link?
 
1:20 PM
give me a minute to watch
or two ;-)
You are going to be sitting for a while waiting on me if I'm going to watch this entire thing.
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 you may already know this stuff but I think it's worth reviewing before sticking probes in
 
Most of it seems pretty straight forward, but you're most likely correct.
 
1:52 PM
@Zaid - Yah, I'm good with what he's saying in the video.
 

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