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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:15 pm 
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I started my car today to go out, The rpm went from idle to 1700 to idle to 1700 to idle, So I turnd the car off and opend the bonnet to check it out, I tryed to start the car again, here is where the problem starts, it wouldnt start wouldnt even turn over, all the usual idiot lights came on, and I held the key to the start possition and a nother one came on "Brake Fail" What would the problen be?

Could anyone help me out? I need to fix this asap as im going to work in 5 Hours.

Car is a EBI Fairmont Ghia

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:03 pm 
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brake fail is usual.... check battery charge and possibly smart lock (worst case scenario)
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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:39 pm 
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Hey mate, Stupid question.... whats the smart lock??? and battery is fine, vacume hoses are all fine, anything else????

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:01 pm 
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Tristo4ltXH wrote:
Hey mate, Stupid question.... whats the smart lock??? and battery is fine, vacume hoses are all fine, anything else????



yeah i dont think smart look came with the eb1 as for your problem mate i feel for you im a noob :roll:
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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:40 pm 
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eb0 wrote:
yeah i dont think smart look came with the eb1 as for your problem mate i feel for you im a noob :roll:


So ok yeah really helpful, as I had figured that out, I still dont know the reason for the "Brake Fail" light tho my brakes are fine from what i can tell, I have reason to belive its my starter but that still doesnt explain the brake fail light, any helpful info/advice would be much appreciated

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:55 pm 
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all i know if that the brake fail light comes on when you stall it as well i dont think you should worry about the brake fail so much altanator id say
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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Ok well its starts when i hot wire the starter to the battery, and its charging nicely, so its not the starter or altenator at this point, my mate recons its and ignition problem so on tuesday ill take it into the auto elec and get his opinion. It also drives and stops as normal.

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:44 pm 
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try the starter relay mate, that could be you issue

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:49 pm 
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mate i fitted an aftermarket alarm to my car made by code ages ago (2 years) anyway i had the same thing happen to me last weekend, so i jumped my ign immobiliser and it started fine, now im not saying u have an after market alarm which is stopping your eb from starting, what i would be checking though is that when you put your key to the start pos, you have 12V output on ur ign cct. now you seem pretty cluey, because you and your mate have figured out its an ignition problem already. im just confirming your suspicion.

if you dont find your 12V at your ign barrel then look at your relays, if you do have an aftermarket immob etc. disconnect it!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:12 pm 
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Ok thanks mate, i dont have a alarm what so ever, ill check the relays and all that first as my multi-meter is in bendigo.

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Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:11 pm 
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She is running nicely now, was the wire to the 50 switch... had a break in it, and i did a few breaking teasts and all works and no more brake fail light, needed to be bleed and refilled, so thanks for all the help

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