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Old 12-06-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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Angry Install complete, won't start grrrrrr

Here is the problem: I installed the JRSC, went to start the car, turned the accessories on and off a couple of times, then pushed the clutch in, turned the key and there was a huge spark near the ground and it didn't turn on. I don't hear the starter trying to kick on and I relocated the ground. It's now from the front of the block to the front of the frame. I tried it again and now the spedometer needle and the tach needle don't go through their normal cycle when the car is supposed to turn on. I get get no crank, I'm getting nothing. IT is definately grounded. I'm checking fuses and relays, but I still haven't found anything. Is there anything that anyone knows about what it might doing?


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what do you mean the ground is to the front of the frame ?

Do you have - - - - - on the odometer with the key in the ON position not the crank position

What is the PATS light doing ?

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Old 12-07-2005, 05:17 AM   #3
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Ok, I figured out what was going on. No fuses were blown or anything, like I said before I had help with the install. The top of the starter didn't get connected somehow. The gauges worked and it started. When I hit 4000 RPMs the accelerator shakes really hard and makes a wierd sound. Is this normal? It doesn't seem like my boost is all there either. I have a hose left over that is not connected that looks like it is coming off something with the egr system. I'll have pics later today to try to get this thing running right. Thanks for all the help. Bear with me. I'm still new to this fi thing.
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I would double check all wires and vacuum hoses.
*The ground he's talking about that gets relocated is from the new power steering bracket to the front of the block.

Make sure all plugs/connectors from the main wiring harnest on the fuel rail are plugged in
and the wiring harnest on the right to the TPS, IAC and cam sensor.

The install instructions don't mention connecting the alternator wire to battery and the plug and some others are missing too in the instructions.

You should have a vaccum hoses going from the 2 JRSC manifold valves on top to the fuel rail and 2 to the purge valve on the left side of the manifold and one to the PVC and the other to the EGR solenoid(firewall) on the right side of the manifold.

Also, if you got the BBK, make sure to plug the valve on the rear of the manifold or connect a boost gauge to it or it may cause boost/leak issues. This isn't menitoned in the BBK instructions.

You might also want to retighten/check the 4 bolts that mount the SC on the bottom and also the 9 intake manifold bolts.

I just finished up my JRSC+BBK install and the car purrs like stock and has a very smooth power boost when I mash the gas pedal. I'm getting somewhere between 7-9psi.
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I can't figure out how to put images in a reply, but I capped off that one vaccum line in the back of the manifold. There was one hose that attached to the bottom of the stock manifold that doesn't seem to have a home. It was the one hose that had a one time use metal clip that the directions said to cut and then said to remove the hose. I capped that off too once i removed the hose.

My accelerator pedal once it hits 1800 rpms and over 4000 rpms vibrates really bad and i hear what sounds to be valve tapping. It doesn't idle as nice and smooth as before either. I tightened all the bolts and there are no leaks.
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The only light that stays on is the check engine light. I'm assuming that is because i have the obx header/downpipe installed. I don't actually have a real cat. All of my sensors/vacuum lines are hooked up right. I checked again after reading that reply. Thanks for the help sofar.
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That large 1/4 valve on the bottom of the JRSC intake manifold goes to the brake booster line.
It needs to be connected.
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The top vacuum hoses should go like this.

Small Purge valve ===> To T ==> goes to intake manifold then EGR Solenoid valve on firewall.
Large Purge valve ==> To T ==> Goes to Fuel rail then ==> intake manifold T then PVC.

I'll try to post some pics later that might help.

If you have a CEL, go to an autoparts store like Autozone and see if they can read the code for you. It's free.
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The gauges only sweep the first time you start the car after disconnecting power.
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That 1/4 inch hose is connected. There is another one. The hose you are talking about is the two inch hose connecting the hard plastic line from the firewall to the bottom of the intake manifold. This other hose looks like it goes to a line that runs to the front of the engine.

That would explain why they weren't sweeping after that initial time.
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