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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:54 am 
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Replace pump if its sus. Shouldn't need to clean lines, just replace filter. If you still feel have to, compressed air.
If you're only getting weak orange spark, coil lead or coil dead.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:23 am 
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mikey6cyl wrote:
sooooo I have spark. its orange and weak though.



make sure ALL connections to the dizzy are clean & dry otherwise change coil
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:31 am 
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You really can't "clean" your fuel pump, they are a sealed unit. You can pull the pump out and check the pre filter (sock) but if you have a pump issue, replace it. Fuel filter is located under the car rear left door. Replace that.
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:32 am 
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roughredXR6 wrote:
Replace pump if its sus. Shouldn't need to clean lines, just replace filter. If you still feel have to, compressed air.
If you're only getting weak orange spark, coil lead or coil dead.


TFI module?
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:47 am 
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SWC wrote:
roughredXR6 wrote:
Replace pump if its sus. Shouldn't need to clean lines, just replace filter. If you still feel have to, compressed air.
If you're only getting weak orange spark, coil lead or coil dead.


TFI module?


Was thinking that, but the fact he's getting spark makes me think coil has cracked and is shorting to the block.
I could be wrong but tfi tells it when to fire, then it's up to the coil to provide the juice. Not enough juice would point to coil or coil lead.
That's my interpretation of it anyways.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:01 pm 
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I pulled cover off dissy cleaned all points was dry in there. pulled lead from coil that seemed fine. next step il get new coil see what happens
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:02 pm 
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I pulled cover off dissy cleaned all points was dry in there. pulled lead from coil that seemed fine. next step il get new coil see what happens
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:04 pm 
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Looking at the coil lead will probably show you nothing. Test it or try a new one.
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:12 pm 
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would that have made it cut out while running?
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:25 pm 
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Try one of your plug leads on the coil. If you get good spark you've found the problem.

My money is on the coil though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:13 pm 
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is there a way to test the coil now I have it off. cheaky lil bugger hiding where it was. lucky ive got small wrists
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Yeah, you can check the resistance if you have a multi meter handy.
If you do a quick search on here you should be able to find the values. I can't remember.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:01 pm 
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take dist.. cap off and spray inside with WD40 or similar,check rotor and carbon brush while your there ...spark should be strong blue ...check TFI mounting screws are tight ...TFI also supplies earth circuit to fire coil,spray inside coil tower and connection in case of moisture and lift leads from dist..one at a time and spray inside and replace.....
TFI and Coil still possible fault ?
coil doesn't have to be mounted for testing ...

are injectors working ? smartlock light working correct ??
check battery voltage when cranking - at least 9 volts or better...
spray WD40 in inlet dont over do it ! and see if it runs if so chase fuel problem ....

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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:56 pm 
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where would smartlock light be ive never noticed it. had car for 2 years no probs...
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 Post subject: Re: ED fairmont not starting
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:14 pm 
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where would smartlock light be ive never noticed it. had car for 2 years no probs...
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