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EJ starting problems

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#1 Turboturd


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

I just got to the point where I can try and start my engine. I can get the engine to run if i spray starter fluid into the intake. So I have a good feeling it might be the injectors. Is there a safe mode that cuts power to the injectors? Any way you guys know to test the circuit?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

Does the fuel pump whine when you cycle the key at start up? could be a whole host of things.

Check for fuel pressure at the fuel rail

while someone else cranks the engine over use a stethoscope to listen to hear if the injectors are clicking

If the cam and crank sensors aren't working they will not fire the injectors, so a double check of the connectors can't hurt either.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:30 AM

The fuel pump primes and runs during starting.

I haven't checked fuel pressure yet. I would need to buy a gauge for that which I might have to.

The injectors is what i really think might be the problem, which could also be the cam or crank not working. Ive gone through my connection a lot, but I think testing both of these should be my next step.

#4 Gloyale


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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:04 PM

Test for 12v on the yellow/red wire to the injectors. Pin 1 on the square 16 pin grey engine connector. (92-94 lego harness)

Sometimes the wire for them get's cut in the harness strip. it should be hooked to the Yellow/Red wire from the main IG relay.

#5 ShawnW


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:49 PM

Post a photo of the routing of your fuel lines you may have one hooked up wrong.

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