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 Post subject: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Hey first timer here, i have a 97 XH ute that is currently not going due to no spark. I have replaced coil and distributer with brand new ones. leads look in good condition. problem started last week when i got home from a 2hr drive. i parked it then went to start it later that night and it would crank fine but wouldnt fire. so i left it over night and it fired first go next day(yippeee). so i took it for a drive around the block, all seemed good. then i stopped it again and hasnt moved since. i have also checked the crt fuse and is sweet. Any ideas would b greatly appreciated as it has really got me buggered as to what the problem might b. :?
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Check the interior light fuse.

Is it a new dizzy, or just new-to-you from a wrecker?

Is the fuel pump working?

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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:51 pm 
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thanks for the reply, as i said i checked the interior light fuse which is the crt one. the coil and dizzy r brand new from repco.
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Did the new dizzy come with a new tfi module? If not i would replace it.
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:31 pm 
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yeah new dizzy came as a complete, with rotor and cap as well.
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:01 pm 
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The TFI module is not part of the distributor. Unless you asked for it you probably wouldn't have got it.

You can't really service a TFI so it's one of those things that just has to be replaced sometimes, when I had no spark in my XH (after washing the engine bay) it was the TFI. Same thing, it started, I moved it 5m into the garage and it wouldn't start again.
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:38 pm 
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oh ok. thx or clearing that up with me. as i have never experienced problems with a tfi. where will i find it? i'm sure u can just replace it?

thx for the reply too.

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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:39 pm 
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the tfi is screwed to the side of the dizzy... all new genuine or aftermarket dizzy's come with the tfi attached...

can you hear the fuel pump prime??
if not check all the main fuse near the battery and check the ecu relay..
no ecu power= no spark and no fuel pump,.....
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:18 pm 
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i have replaced the main fuse just in case. but it cuts power to everything so that wasnt the problem. dizzy came with new tfi (as i first thought). i am thiking it is something to do with the ecu.
where will i find the ecu relay? wasnt sure that it had one. will the ecu affect the problem of no spark?

cheers for response.
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:21 pm 
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slighty off topic,
when i got my ute serviced at my mechanic i use now, i was talking to him about how your hands need to be tiny to get the dizzy and replace leads, he eventually was talking about getting the dizzy into limp mode to adjust the timing..

is he telling the truth or making some stories up?

thanks for any help.

 

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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 pm 
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not quite, the ecu needs to be put in diagnostic mode to set the base timing..
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 Post subject: Re: No spark with my XH ute
Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:22 am 
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hi mate if u have changed everything sounds like its your plug connection on the dissy may have a bad connection had my brothers car do exacly the same thing changed the coil pac leads plugs just about every thing .put it into a shop 5 mins it was running guy said sometimes the connections get a bit iffy after a while and wont allow a signal to the ecu ..un clip it some wd40 blow dry with air gun should fix it ,if not than your smart lock or bcm may need to be looked at .try giving the dash a good thump its located left hand side of your steering wheel above where your knee is ,hope this info helps
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