View Full Version : help please!

09-29-2005, 12:07 AM
I've recently run into a problem, see if this hits home with anyone, and if you have any ideas on what the problem is, please...share.

Whenever I get in to start my Amigo, it turns over...starts for half a second then cuts off, after doing this several times, I must push the gas all the way down and let it wind high and hard until it makes a sort of pop sound, like a backfire, then and only then will it stay cranked. This happens whenever the car needs to be cranked, even after having driven for a while. Dad changed the gas filter. Didn't change anything. He thinks it could be the injectors, but I had someone mention the TPS (throttle position sensor). That sounded good, but all the information I've read about the TPS mentions nothing about hard starts...only mentioning a rough ride and idle. Neither of which is a problem once I've started the car. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated, simply because cranking my car takes about 2-3 dollars in gas at a time...and we all know gas is getting out of hand $$ wise.

THANX, Charity

09-29-2005, 06:04 AM
any FP #'s?. Does it hold, what it static, does it climb with boost? How old is the FP and reg? Thanks, Joseph

09-29-2005, 10:24 AM
Amigo? Isuzu Amigo? This is a site for discussing Turbo Buicks. That is really we discuss here. I would suggest you find another forum to discuss general car care issues.

Unless you have a turbo Buick V6 transplanted into it...

09-29-2005, 07:02 PM
sorry all, must have still been asleep before heading to work. no pun intended but I thought the name of the Buick could have been Amigo.

09-30-2005, 02:40 AM
Hey Charity,
Kind of sounds like your injector fire timing might be off. or the ignition timing with the backfire issues. Try to do a search in the amigo forums like scott suggested. That would benefit you better.
Good Luck

Cherrypie, :winkgrin: