2000 VAUXHALL VECTRA ENGINE CUT OUT AND NOW WON'T EVEN TURN

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  • 2000 Vauxhall Vectra

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Vauxhall Vectra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 90000 miles

Yesterday there was a noise then engine sounded different rougher then cut out then came to a stop no steering or brakes very scary!
Then wouldn't restart. All warning lights come on but doesn't even turn over. It still won't restart it simply makes a whining sound. What could possibly be wrong with this machine please anyone?

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 4:18 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Check if its fuel or spark problem Do below

Get a helper 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 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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 4:28 PM
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  • Dave H
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Also check the Timing/Cam belt is still intact/not damaged. A common fault on this vehicle !

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 5:59 AM

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