Okay, following your advice, I carried out the following steps, with some odd results.
1. Firstly, sprayed some engine start into the intake, tried to start, and nothing happened, still just cranks with no start.
2. Removed all ignition coils and spark plugs (note, these were replaced less than five hundred miles ago). All spark plugs were very wet with fuel (expected after all the cranking with no start).
3. Dried off and cleand all plugs, then, in order to check for spark, reconnected all igntion coils, inserted plugs into each ignition coil, earthed the plugs. Then, removed the fuel pump fuse and cranked the engine. All plugs have good spark.
4. To make sure no fuel in cylinders, I leave the fuel pump fuse out, disconnect coils again and crank the engine for a few seconds to clear out any fuel.
5. Put all plugs and coils back, reconnect (but still leave fuel pump fuse out), try to start the car, and it starts! Runs for a few seconds, then shuts off. (To be expected, fuel pump fuse is out)
6. Put fuel pump fuse back, try to start. Nothing. Engine just cranks.
7. Spray engine start in, nothing, engine just cranks.
8. Repeat steps 1 to 4, and once again, the engine starts, runs for few seconds, then stops.
9. Leave fuel pump fuse out, but spray more engine start into intake. Engine starts and runs. Can keep engine running by spraying small amounts of engine start into intake.
10. Replace fuel pump fuse, engine no longer starts, even with engine start?
Please help, at wits end with this one now!
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 25th, 2012 AT 2:38 PM