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post #1 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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1994 Camaro Z28 Will not start

My 94 Z28 80,000 mile Camaro ran perfectly until I decided to detail the engine. While the car was running I degreased it and lightly rinsed it off trying to be careful not to get things to wet. The car ran after I completed the task. I turned off the motor and it would not start again. There was plenty of crank and everything else seems to work. I let it dry for a couple of hours and the car started but it started hard and did not run well. It was missing a little. I kept it running at about 2000 RPMs for several minutes. Then it died. I blew a small fan on the engine over night. I tried starting it today. It just cranks. It does not sound like it is close to starting. I wanted to check spark but I am by myself today. I did try a little starting fluid in the throttle body with no results leading me to believe that spark is the issue. I am fairly convinced that there is no spark. Where should I begin to look?
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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A little more information. I just checked the 10 Amp fuse under the hood that says IGN. It is blown. I replaced it and the car does not start. I checked and the fuse is blown again
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Sounds like some water got into the Ignition Control Module.


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Also, I would probably take a hair dryer or blower and try to dry out the connectors to the ECM.

Something has grounded out.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the information. I will continue lookig and trying your suggestion. If I cannot find it, I would think that it will dry out on it's own eventually
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 08:48 PM
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Optisparks do not like water.

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WD40, I know it sounds old fashoned but it displaces moisture. Spray some on every connector and wire ends, its non conductive but sounds like you blew out ths ignition module.


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post #8 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 03:42 AM
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Optisparks HATE water.
Fixed for truthfulness. Good luck hopefully you will not have to replace it, it is not unheardof with optisparks. Water/heat causing hairline cracks, rust etc.

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94 should have the non vented opti, which makes them even more prone to moisture problems


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