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#1 xiodene

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

Need some help please guys.

 

2.2 NA has been sat on my drive for about 3 months. Batter was totally dead but managed to get it all charged back up.

It started up first time, but would not rev at all. Turned it off and on again and seemed fine. I drove it the 3 miles to my new house and parked outside the garage, as it was too dark to put it away.

 

So next morning I go out and try to start it. But now it wont start! 

The starter is spinning but its not even trying to fire. I also cannot hear the fuel pump priming. It also has two clicks, coming from the front somewhere which coincide with the engine management light flashing...

Any ideas guys?



#2 vocky

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

flashing EML is usually immobiliser fault



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:49 PM

it flashes two or three times the I turn the key, then just stays on constantly.

Does that still sound like the immobiliser? The clicks seem to come from near the front drivers side.

 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:58 PM

I am attaching a video I just made of the problem, im it you can hear the funny clicking, which I just notices also happens when I take my finger off the starter button as well..

 

https://youtu.be/idgGjcffTuw



#5 vocky

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

thats not a flashing eml, so some good news

 

Sounds like it has compression, but not firing. So either fuel or spark, possibly one of the relays in the boot (brown or grey), also check the fuses in the boot too



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:19 AM

Worth checking the fuel cut off switch too - I had the same issue on mine a few years ago and it was that...


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:13 AM

It could be an Immobiliser issue, I had this problem a few years ago after a flat battery on my old N/A, I had fuel pressure and spark but it wouldn't start. Try removing fuse 8 for an hour or two or disconnecting the battery for an hour or two this resets the ECU.



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

Thanks guys, will post back once I have tried these suggestions :)






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