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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:03 am 
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Hey all,
Went to start the car to head to work this morning, and the f**k thing wouldn't have a bar of it.
Turned the key, ignition works fine, sounds like it is trying to start but never has a hint of turning over. I don't know what going on, like it's getting no fuel or something? Kinda like what happens when your immobiliser goes off, lets you turn the key but won't start. Now, thing is, I don't have an immobiliser...

It's a 96 EL Fairmont, dual fuel and it won't start on either petrol or lpg... but it was running fine yesterday (did like 200k's and it was fine, except for one backfire midway :S).
Yes, I have checked there is fuel in it :p.
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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:08 am 
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so it is cranking over fine but not firing up?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:12 am 
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Check your fuses. I blew one of mine yesturday doing some wiring in the car and my car had your symptoms.
Cant remember which one i blew, check 'em all.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:38 am 
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CRT-LP fuse is teh one yo're thinking of. IIRC 10AMP? This fuses the BEM, which will stop the car from starting.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:49 am 
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affirmative. thats the one

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:55 am 
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If theres clicking going on and the battery is fine, its probably the starter relay.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:55 am 
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hm. had a feeling ti might be a fuse, but only thought of that as i was walking to work. see how i go tonight. thanks fellas.
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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:01 pm 
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bahahaha u walked to work...u poor bastard dan.

well hope u get the fairy back up and running again mate....lets just hope its a fuse.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:05 pm 
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phongus wrote:
bahahaha u walked to work


now that's just mean lol :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:32 pm 
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lol, truth be told i probably could do with the exercise :p.
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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:40 pm 
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So the starter isnt turning over??

Lol - would have pointed the blame at the "bloody LPG system" but sounds like these guys are on the right track with the BEM.

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Now, thing is, I don't have an immobiliser...


You do... smartlock :)

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:20 pm 
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Yeh its most definately the CRT_LMP fuse, It has happended to a couple of people on here including me. The car turns over but never looks like starting. The one in mine was a 30a fuse so just replace that and see how you go.

 

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hopefully your fuel pump hasnt shat itself

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:35 pm 
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93EB wrote:
hopefully your fuel pump hasnt shat itself


hmm... that would be a problem isolated to just lpg or petrol, not both, surely?
Lol, this car pisses me off, think i might sell it. yes my temper is bad enough to sell a car for a fuse. lol.
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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:37 pm 
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check the wiring around your battery incase its corroded and worn, thats the problem I had on my EA anyway.

 

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