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Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Questions for all other cars 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 105000 miles

my rover 420 wont start at all, when the key is turned it just doesnt turn over at all, but all dash lights come on and there is a constant buzzing coming from the dash

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 3:40 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Do you mean it cranks over and refuses to start or won't crank at all.

If the engine's condition is in tip top shape-do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem that's if its cranking over and refuses to start

Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors-

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time

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