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Mpi Won't Start, No Electrics.. Nothing! Need Help!


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#1 rubdub

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

Hey guys, 

 

Have a 98 MPI, over the past month or two (on occasion) it's been struggling to turn over but always did in the end.

 

Today after driving it for a half hour.. leaving it for another half hour it won't do anything.. No immobiliser light, or radio in accessory and won't start.

 

I had a feeling the rough start might have been down to a bad earth.

 

Any ideas or thoughts greatly appreciated! 

 



#2 ukcooper

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:32 PM

dead battery
no earth straps to the engine
main power cable been severed
battery leads come
major engine fuse blown
electric fault due to corrosion

1000 and 1 things best start looking

sized no oil in it

Edited by ukcooper, 16 May 2018 - 06:33 PM.


#3 rubdub

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

Thanks! 

 

Had a quick fettle this morning.. seems the negative battery cable has a bad earth. Had the electrics back, car will now turn over but not start.



#4 Wiggy

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

Is the fuel pump priming?

 

Do you have a spark?

 

I'd also check/clean the ECU earth. It's on the left of the engine bay. Just to the left of the brake servo.



#5 rubdub

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

Thanks! 

 

Called out AA breakdown in the end. He said it started as a bad earth, and then a flooded engine.

 

Cleaned it out and back running now.

 

Thanks for advice guys! 






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