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I have a 93 MX3 GS that has been swapped with the 2.5L KLDE. The car was running until the clutch went out. It sat for 3 years before I acquired the car and replaced the clutch, alternator and battery. I drove it a few times before changing the plugs and wires, and I've gotten a crank/no start since. I've checked and double checked the wiring 100 times. The plugs were gapped correctly. The timing is good. The fuel pump is coming on and I'm getting fuel to the rail. I'm getting spark. I've replaced the distributor, ignition coil, ignition module, ECU, and ignition switch. Nothing. I noticed when I got the car that the guy who did the swap left the KL wiring harness on the motor and kind of spliced the K8 harness into. I knew it would be a problem eventually, but he had it running. I took the car to a shop, and they also told me I need a new harness. My issue is that I cannot find a K8 wiring harness anywhere. Out of all the websites and junk yards I've checked, I found 1, but they want a lot for it, imo. So, does anyone have any other ideas on what could be causing my crank/no start before I drop the money on this used harness? Does anyone know of anywhere else i should check for a harness first? Would it be viable to build a custom harness myself (I know some people that have done it)? And, if so, how and where do I find all the connectors I need? How expensive would this be? I know it's a lot, but I'm pretty lost at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lots of you may like it or you may not? Lol, i have had several proteges, 323, 626`s and 1 mx6, ive worked on all of them several atx to mtx swaps, to say the least i know my mazdas from a geographical stand point of the cars, i started noticing working in the automotive mechanics field, that they are all very similiar in engineering design, this got my imagination flowing of possibilities, there are many dead end forum post for escorts and proteges, on 5lug and brake conversions, 626, mx6, and probe, do not run into these deadends as commonly, so here is the story. I reluctantly bought a 95 escort station wagon for way to much, blah blah blah, i hated the car it was ugly it was slow and boring, but it ran good and drove from point a to b, woohoo!!!!, i had the racers itch that i had to scratch so i took it to auto x, had lots of fun, the next year it was time for upgrades, ebay everything, lowering springs, racing clutch, struts, short throw shifter and craigslist rims and tires. It killed it the car was finally something i liked and loved, i wore out the clutch, second gear syncro, and the engine was just getting tired, so i bought a 96 ford probe gt 5 speed car, for $200, it ran good but was in horrible condition, i stripped the probe of all nuts bolts and running and suspension gear, and threw away the carcass, so i have gotten pretty far into this build and i apoligize for lack of pictures on alot of specific stuff, but i will answer as many ?? That you all may have, so what i did was removed the front and rear sub frames, from the scort, drilled new holes in the scort and bolted up both front and rear sub frames from the probe, 5lug conversion and rear disc brake upgrade complete. Front brakes are from 2004 mazda 6, standard information to us here at mazda626.net for front brake upgrade, i know that i could have used mx3 parts to make this easier, but im a glutten for punishment, i adapted the steering linkage from rack to column using the scort column, with a little triming the probe cluster fit in the dash, looking decent, i have to modify the probe xmember and adapt the passenger side engine mount bracket, the benefit is 3" wider track all around, heavier equipment, for the engine to bolt to, also i didnt have to search for a mx3 GS, im overwhelmed with wiring and i need a starting point, anyone got any input?