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small-list Digest Tue, 18 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 107

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Re: [Engine just died]


Date: 18 Jul 00 21:23:21 EDT
From: Tim Turner>
Subject: Re: [Engine just died]

news wrote:
> Hi All..
> at first: sorry for my bad following english!

OK; hopefully my english will be translatable to your language.

> now my problem is:
> the engine died just by pulling back onto mothers ground.
> i restarted engine but nothing happens...

Most common failures would be the TFI module and the timing belt, but I
presume the timing belt was changed at the overhaul

> cheking ignigion coil result ist ok if Key on run i get Battery power

During cranking there should be a steady power on one side of the coil and a
blinking power on the other side (Indicating that the coil is being triggered
to make sparks.)

> check TFI Modul all messures are in range

Bad checks mean bad, but good does not indicate good. :-(

> benzin is enough spark plugs are wet after starting

Gasoline or petrol wold be the more correct translation (For US/UK) rather
than benzene but I get the meaning.

> i just get no spark
> i checked the wires from EEC to i-coil and TFI Modul.. al tests are OK
> anyone knowes a hint ?

Usually the TFI module itself from what you describe; sometimes the
distributor coil fails but then you should not be getting fuel at the
injectors if this was the case.

> can i check the EEC ?

For service codes yes; but the unit itself only by swapping with a 'known
good' unit.

I'd use a test light to see if there is a rapid blinking on the "Tach" side of
the ignition coil during cranking. If so then I'd suspect bad ignition coil
or secondary cable(s); if not then I'd look at replacing the TFI module first
assuming the distributor turns whilst cranking.

> last step for me is going in a Ford place and waitimg for the (think so)
> expensive bill

Expensive regardless of where you go! I couldn't afford to pay myself to
repair my vehicles at the shop.


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