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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:42 am 
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as the title says the car isn't starting but before it turned to s**t it was running really rough so i thort it was a lead. i check all the leads and they were all fine except for the one that goes from the dizzy to the coil so i tapped it down with a screw driver. since i did that it doesn't run for more thane three seconds , but now it wont start at all. things I'm looking at are

have i broken the dizzy cap by tapping it to hard

is a fuel line blocked

injectors

or is it just f**k because i have no idea what i'm doing

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:47 am 
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sounds like the coil is stuffed
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:48 am 
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woops double post

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:49 am 
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so it wouldnt be the dizzy
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:52 am 
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It is common for coil's to just stop working.
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:05 pm 
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are the coils hard to take off
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:32 pm 
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Try checking ur coil lead . I had simular prob mine was running really rough i checked the leads & coil lead was not on properly i pushed it on & went to start it. There was no firing so i went to check the lead. I gave the coil lead alittle wiggle again & it broke at the rubber cap where it sits on the coil. Hope this helps :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:35 pm 
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thx mate but i already tried that i have another el so i grabbed that lead and it didnt help i also put the lead of my car and put it on the other el and i worked so it not the lead
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:41 pm 
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did u check ur dizzy cap for cracks ???

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Yeah coils are common for going, its on the left hadn side of the engine under the inlet manifold near the engine mount
New one from repco is about $60
Give that a try

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:40 pm 
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Nicko wrote:
Yeah coils are common for going, its on the left hadn side of the engine under the inlet manifold near the engine mount
New one from repco is about $60
Give that a try


are the hard to take off coz i cant see any bolts
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:51 pm 
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Just been through all this. There are 2 bolts that hold the coil on, one you attack from above, one from underneath. Being and EL right? You might be able to get them both from above as you should have the BB manifold. The bolts should be visable, maybe covered in dirt?

You need to first address these 2 points.

1/ Is there spark? - Test a lead against the rocker cover, maybe using a screwdriver in it..
2/ Is there fuel pressure? You should hear the fuel system prime everytime you click the key over to "on". I thought this only happens once, and then you have pressure, but it should happen every time. You can remove the fuel line that goes to the fuel rail, and check for 200 odd ml that should pump out each time it primes.

I'd also be checking the fuel pump relay (green one behind the driver's headlight on mine) and the ECU relay (brown one in the same spot as fuel pump relay). You can bypass this by bridging the relay (remove, and stick some wire accross 2 of the terminals, sorry dunno which one, mechanic did it).

This all happened a week ago for me, check this: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52099

Good luck, be sure to let us kno what the outcome is dude.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:45 am 
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could also be ya ignition module best bet is test for injector pulse and spark if neither are present replace the dizzy as just doin a module of them is not worth it also when doin the module do a coil as u will find small cracks in the coil causing it to surge and short out

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:25 pm 
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hey just an update guys, it ended up being the coi,l so a nice and easy $40 from petroject .slap her in and it runs beautiful .
thx for your help boys
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