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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:18 pm 
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Guys, please I need your help!

My fairmont which has been going fine suddenly stopped--

Last night I went to move the car so I got in, started it and all was well
until I put the high beam on and then-the car cut out..If I try to start it it is like there is no fuel which there is..Smart lock seems to be working ie-flashes on dash when car is locked ect..BUT-when you put the high beam on with ACC the indicator lights at front stay on/no high beam and the cluster signs(hazzards/temp warning/smart lock) just flash...I have checked the blade fuses inside the car and there is no problem there..

Can anyone please help me?
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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Battery? Also check the alternator.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Yeah I forgot to mention that the battery is near new and the alternator is fine (had that tested before changing battery)
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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:17 pm 
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could be, ecu relay, fuel pump relay, dissy module...

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:23 pm 
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sexyr6 wrote:
could be, ecu relay, fuel pump relay, dissy module...


Could you please tell me where these relays are? Are they under the overflow bottle? Also, apart from changing them over, is there a way to tell if they are buggered? Many thanks in advance!
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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:20 pm 
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could be, ecu relay, fuel pump relay, dissy module...


Could you please tell me where these relays are? Are they under the overflow bottle? Also, apart from changing them over, is there a way to tell if they are buggered? Many thanks in advance!


yeah they are under the surge tank, pump relay is green, ecu relay is brown.. not sure how to test them just get some from the wreckers and change em over..

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:58 pm 
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Thanks very much! I will do that and let you know how I go.
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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Save yourself a bit of hassle and time (possibly) - earth to the chassis the top right diagnostic connector pin, turn IGN on.
If the fuel pump runs continuously, there's not an issue with the fuel pump relay or ECU relay.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:07 am 
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Mate, i could pop round with a multi meter and that and give ya a hand to see if we can sus out the problem

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:40 am 
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Thanks heaps snap0964 and sexyr6 for the info!

Mate, what a champion!
That woudl be greatly appreciated if you could help me with that.
I am in victoria point.
I hope you don't mind me giving you my number so you can sms me yours as I wont know when you will be back on here..

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NP. Check the earth bonding of the car - i.e. with a meter, check the battery -ve to engine block, and then to the frame, see if the resistance is low enough.
Check the relay block near the battery, may've had some moisture ingress, battery terminals, etc.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:00 pm 
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Well I got a auto elec guy to come out this morning as the car is sitting there and I need to get it going of course for work..He checked all the relays as mentioned and the fusable links-all fine BUT there is no pulse at the fuel injection nor is there any spark at the spark plugs-

He then said "have a look where your dizzy is" F@#k, under the inlet manifold.He suggested the car needs a ford ecu diagnosis as he couldn't do one since he doesn't have a scanner tool..He suggests maybe bad ecu or dizzy...

What do you guys think?

I did what you said sexyxr6 and tested the relays and the fuel pump stayed on as mentioned...
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Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:16 pm 
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TFI module on the dizzy mate, that should fix it

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:03 pm 
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where can I get one of those from and are they expsensive?

If I change this part over do I need to get the timing done again?

Also, hwo can I tell if I have multipoint or centrepoint injection?

Many thanks in advance!
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