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    starting problem AGAIN!!!

    right as some of you know i had a problem starting the car @ trax, however it was resolves with the distributor cap replacement.

    now the car has decided to start playing up again, but only when its wet usually and i have been out in her,

    my dad had a look and he said "there seems to be no spark"

    upto yet i have changed:
    • ht leads
    • distributor cap
    • rotor arm
    • coil pack
    • coil regulator (sits underneath coil)
    • spark plugs
    thats on the electrical side and i have also changed:

    • oil
    • air filter
    • oil filter
    • petrol filter
    • battery
    with all these in mind where else can i look to see if i can resolve the problem???

    thanks in advance

    steve

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    When it doesn't start does the engine management light come on when the ignition's on?
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    nope, well not that i have taken note of

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    I'll say fuel pump relay then as it should come on every time the ignitions switched on and go out once it's running

    It also is the first thing that powers up the ECU which is why the engine management light isn't comming on as the ECU has no power

    Next time it doesnt start give the drivers kickpanel a kick, worked every time on mine
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    now its funny you should say that...............

    down behind the kick panel is an absolute mangles of metal and wires. car was introduced to a lamp post before i got it, however i have had it all apart and straightened most of the metal behing it leaving no sharp edges and sorting out the wiring behind it, checking along the way for broken wires.

    wonder if this is something to do with it

    however she gets the same words every morning now..... "Are you going to start bitch, or am i going to have to kick you"

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    Fuel pump relays on vauxhall's of this age are very common so maybe worth noting next time it doesn;t start the ECU light and now kicking it in the right place
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    thank you, will keep a note and kick her in the right place,

    mrs just told me "kick me and you know whats coming" oh well looks like another night on the settee then lol

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    I was gonna comment on something when you said are you gonna start bitch but thought better of it lol
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    and like an idiot i have placed this in the wrong bloody section its for the mk3!!!

    DOH!!!

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    I've only just noticed that to, wondered why I couldn't find it.

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