General Tech Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here...

97 Hombre won’t run right

  #1  
Old 09-30-2007, 09:24 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Default

Need some help. My sister gave me her 1997 Hombre 2.2 w/MT & A/C. It was used to go back and forth to college for 4 years and basically nothing else. It has 15,000 original miles and still looks brand new. So I really want to get it back on the road. She said it ran great until she parked it for a few days and got in it and it wouldn't run right anymore. She had an arguement with her neighbor and thought maybe they poured something in the fuel tank. I drained the tank and put in fresh gas and changed the fuel filter, didn't help. Engine starts and runs but seems to have either a miss or lack of fuel. Won't go over 1500 rpm. No knocking or metal on metal noise. Compressin is good in all cyls. Changed spark plugs and checked spark in all cables. I tested PCV valve and it's good. When I removed the vac hose from the fuel pressure regulator a tiny drop of fuel squirted out but did't do that again. The eng runs as though the timing is severely retarded but it is distributorless and not adjustable. The SES light comes on shortly after starting. Any suggestions would be gratly appreciated.
 
  #2  
Old 10-29-2007, 03:47 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 6
Default

check that all the plug wires are going to the right cylinders? coil wire, or coil? don't test the pcv valve, just replace it, it's like 3 dollars.
 
  #3  
Old 10-30-2007, 05:27 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 66
Default

Sounds like you may have wires mixed. Could be an injector problem, if it sat for a long period of time gas begins to turn to sludge after 30 days, you can have blocked injectors, or a blocked fuel line allowin only a small amount of fuel through. Let us know what comes of this. Thanks Edited by: Keefbikes
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
the wolverine
Amigo
0
02-08-2009 03:48 PM
Middawg2
General Tech
0
09-07-2008 08:38 PM
98ZuZu
Rodeo
1
05-03-2008 03:54 PM
97Hombre
Hombre
0
09-30-2007 09:19 AM
Littlewhitepup
Pickup
0
06-23-2007 11:28 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 97 Hombre won’t run right


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.