1999 Jaguar S-Type Engine turns over but wont start

Tiny
STYPEJACK
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  • 1999 JAGUAR S-TYPE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 79,000 MILES
OK - The battery went flat and have fitted new battery now turns over but wont start. No codes showing but have noticed water in trunk floor. Could it be keys need coding and how do I do this and where is fuel cut off switch maybe this has been hit when fitting battery. No warning lights on and all electrics seem to work ie windows alarm etc HELP
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 9:17 AM

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Tiny
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Hi stypejack, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Lets do below and determine if its a fuel or spark issue and get back with some testing results. Note: Inertia switch is behind right kick panel for an XJ8 model-no info on your S-type Jag maybe at the same location try checking

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 in away from ground have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/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 packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor camshaft and crankshaft sensors and computer. Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help. Guess what, got the car as a non runner. Fitted a good battery swapped over a couple of relays for ones I new were ok (fuel pump and coils) and it started no problems at all. Been running a week or so now and very happy.
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 1:25 AM
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:33 PM

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