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?
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
November, 23, 2009 AT 5:59 AM
Also check the Timing/Cam belt is still intact/not damaged. A common fault on this vehicle !