53 cavalier just won't fire

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:12 pm

No.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:47 am

So, the last few times I've started my car, it has rumbled for a minute before smoothing out. From cold starts only. Ones shes warm she starts fine. Very rumbly though. The whole car shakes a little. But, only for about a minute or two then she's very smooth to drive around. Im using the lead additive at each refill and only filling with ethanol free. Changed the oil, double checked it and its at the proper level. Not sure whats left to replace or adjust at this point. Would a small manifold leak cause this much rumble during a cold start???

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Prudence » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:35 am

Good Morning...Have you happened to take a look at the motor mounts? It might also be a loose tail pipe mount near the stern of the car. Enjoy your day...Ernie in Arizona ;)

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:53 am

The rear pipe mount was broken. I fixed that. I will look at the motor mounts next. Thank you

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:34 am

Any suggestions on where to get motor mounts besides Steele rubber??

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Prudence » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:43 am

Good Morning...I would start with Max Merritt. Call them at 800-472-2573. Not all their goodies are on the net!...It's important to get the right parts...Ernie in Arizona ;)

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:26 am

Thanks Ernie. Will do

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