FRONTERA NOW WONT START

  • Tiny
  • tuffrus
  • 1999 Vauxhall Fronterra
  • 4WD
  • manual
  • 82,000 miles

Hi I have a 1999 t reg frontera today I was running then when I went out to go out in it it started then over reved then cut out and wont start again what could it be

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 AT 5:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • tuffrus
  • Member

Thanks for your replay no there is no spark dont understand y it just not starting has been running fine up untill today what else could it be would be very greatfull for your help thanks

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 AT 8:53 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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When I read where you said it "over-revved" flags went up in my head. I'm not familiar with Vauxhall, but if it has a computer, the over-rev may have caused problems with it.

As for no spark, check the coil output. Perform the same test as above, but with the coil lead and not individual plug wires.
Next, pull the cap off the distributor and see if the rotor turns. The "over-rev" you mentioned tells me it might not be. Being a 2.2, it most likely has a timing belt. See if you can find the cam drive gear and see if it turns when you have a helper crank the engine over. If not, you've found your problem. With the cap off the distributor, try turning the rotor by hand. It shouldn't do anything more than wiggle a little. Anything more than a wiggle, replace it. This may be easy or fairly involved, depending upon where the break occurred.

With 82K miles on the engine, I'm thinking a snapped timing belt.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 4:29 AM

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