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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:16 pm 
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My AU i have had for 3 months now and every now and then it will crank and crank but wont start. Any Ideas? Please help. I took the thing into ford while it was still under its waranty but they couldn't find a fault. Im a very mechanically minded person and am qualified in mechanics and electrical and i cant work out what it is. Any help is better than nothing.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:22 pm 
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Simplify the problem to checking for fuel and spark. It might be getting no fuel, indicating a dodgy fuel pump or relay, dirt/block in the lines or filter, or even a faulty power feed to the injectors. It could be weak or no spark, indicating once again an electrical fault, suspect coil, or possibly shot spark plugs.

When it happens next time, stop cranking after a while and remove a spark plug. If it is wet with fuel your not getting spark. If it is dry your probably not getting fuel.

Is there anything particular about the time is doesnt start? - for example, only when the engine is warm, only when the engine is stone cold.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:25 pm 
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Edit. stockstandard peat me to it!

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU starting problems
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:03 pm 
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sikford wrote:
My AU i have had for 3 months now and every now and then it will crank and crank but wont start. Any Ideas? Please help. I took the thing into ford while it was still under its waranty but they couldn't find a fault. Im a very mechanically minded person and am qualified in mechanics and electrical and i cant work out what it is. Any help is better than nothing.


let me get this right,,your qualified in mechanics,,what sort of mechanics,,meccano sets,,if your qualified in mechanics what the hell are you doing here asking a mechanical question ?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:38 pm 
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Probably an E-series owner trying put one on the most reliable Australian Ford ever built! LOL

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:45 pm 
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or a wanna be e series owner,i mean fair dinkum,,qualified in mechanics,,pff

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:27 pm 
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It dont matter if the car is cold or warm.its done it with both.more times when its cold though. I aint checkin it out till the weekend thats why i thought id ask on here. When i go to work satday ill check it out. And to naughtyfalcon i aint lookin at the f**k through the week as i do 12 hour days as it is. i do that s**t on weekends.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:46 pm 
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there's an AU ute that does a similar thing down here - if it won't start (only happens on a hill!) roll it to the flat and it'll fire without a problem

 

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