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Author: Subject: Keep your head screwed on!
pekwah1

posted on 6/8/17 at 11:16 PM Reply With Quote
Keep your head screwed on!

Well in typical me style....

Got the Iva booked for a couple of weeks time so went out doing some more checks etc and a small drive on the private land where the garage block is...
Car was running and driving just fine, brought it back to the garage and parked and then the engine stalled. Tried to start up but nothing, didn't even try, also fuel pump no longer priming.
So proceeded to take the dash off and start poking around at the wiring to work out what's going on, couldn't see anything obvious which was annoying, started thinking maybe the ecu' blown up and where the hell am I gonna get a replacement etc.

Then it dawned on me, one thing I hadn't checked, yep that was it and cars now fully back to life....!
Wasted a lot of time trying to find a fault that wasn't there.

So.... prizes for the first to guess my stupidity......

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owelly

posted on 7/8/17 at 12:59 AM Reply With Quote
Inertia cut-out?





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JC

posted on 7/8/17 at 01:29 AM Reply With Quote
Out of fuel.....
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pekwah1

posted on 7/8/17 at 06:00 AM Reply With Quote
No and no, much more simple....
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Daf

posted on 7/8/17 at 06:15 AM Reply With Quote
Dud battery?
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cliftyhanger

posted on 7/8/17 at 06:20 AM Reply With Quote
loose battery terminal?
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mccsp

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:01 AM Reply With Quote
Have you got an immobiliser?





Why do it the easy way, when I can do things my way!

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pekwah1

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:28 AM Reply With Quote
no no and no...

i'll give you a clue, it was electrical

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adithorp

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:39 AM Reply With Quote
Turning the ignition barrel to the start position having forgotten you'd fitted a start button instead
...or pressing the start button without switching on the ignition or battery isolator.





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emsfactory

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:39 AM Reply With Quote
fuse?
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pekwah1

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:42 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by emsfactory
fuse?



BINGO! So moral of the story, stop over complicating things and think sensibly!

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mccsp

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:56 AM Reply With Quote
I would call a blown fuse a fault, and guessing a few others might too. Was the first thing that crossed my mind.





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FuryRebuild

posted on 7/8/17 at 08:35 AM Reply With Quote
so for me, the fuse is a symptom - what caused it to blow?





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mccsp

posted on 7/8/17 at 08:57 AM Reply With Quote
Agreed!





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pekwah1

posted on 7/8/17 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
Ah, missed that bit, i'd put the fuses the wrong way round!
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pekwah1

posted on 7/8/17 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
as in the 25a in the 15a slot and vice versa, i know you can't put a fuse in the wrong way round
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