I have an MPI and I'm running into a starting issue after rebuilding the gear box. Here's the story:
It was all working, and a neighbor and fellow mini owner rebuilt the gearbox due to bad baulk rings. Got it all back together and it did start up however it was stuck in third.
So, broke it down again, and fixed that. It is all back together and I have all gears now, however it fails to start. One thing I have noticed that is working that wasn't before is the immobiliser. I have all electronics working, they weren't for a while because of bad grounds.
Now, the starter engages but I have no spark.
Does any one know what could be wrong?
My thoughts are the Immobiliser or the ignition coil pack.
Does the immobiliser disable the ignition? The starter does work, I have read that it may not be immobiliser related because it works. Is it possible the ECM is fried, causing it not to trigger ignition?
I've tride just about everything I can think of. It is strange how the immobiliser just started working randomly when it was running a week ago, before none of the buttons did anything. I never saw the blinky light before today. It seems to arm and disarm, flashes rapidly when armed and makes clicking noise when bonnet or boot is opened but not doors (bad/disconnected switches from previous owner I assume) and disarms when remote is pressed.
tl;dr car doesn't start. Doesn't spark, starter works and turns over. Was working a week ago after gearbox rebuild, but not this time.
Any help would be appreciated. I'm located in the US so it is hard/takes a while to aquire parts.
Edited by ojames, 15 March 2013 - 03:48 AM.