**PLEASE READ: starting problems with my 78 trans am advice needed.
ever since i bought my car (1978 trans am) last april, it has problems
starting. first i bought a new battery, then replaced the alternator, then
checked the timing, but still nothing. if i am lucky i will get the car to
turn over after about 5-10 minutes of trying. if i jump her, it can take up
to 20 minutes....
it probably has to do with the a draw somewhere in the electrical, but if there is anything i should try please let me know, my neighbor, a prosche enthusiest thinks it could be a blown gasket in the engine, so he suggested me to test the compression.
i should prolly note the clouds of oil smoke out of the exhaust each time i start her up, there is either oil leaking into the line, or since the car sat for 6 years maybe something built up in the line and it is smokiking off that.
please help me out! thanks,
Does this mean BLACK smoke?
If so, I like the compression test idea. Also check battery cables & all other electrical cables & fuses. Things must be clean, tight and dry.
oil burns blue, but tommorow b4 work i will check it out
My suggestion to you is to keep replacing parts at random as you are until
it miraculously begins to run properly. Next try the U-joints, the stereo
control knobs, the lug nuts and don't forget to replenish the headlight
Try those things and then get back to us. Maybe by then pshisbey can tell us why it's a good idea to do a compression test if you have black smoke.
Roger Wilco, over and out. :thumbs: