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1994 440 No start

Discussion and advice for 440, 460, 480 owners.

1986 - 1997 440
1986 - 1997 460
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hog883
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Re: 1994 440 No start

Post by hog883 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:05 am

Hi Merry Christmas to you. Yes I did say I have no spark. I have held the coil wire away from a good earth, while supplying power to the starter & no spark is seen. Cheers Reg



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Re: 1994 440 No start

Post by billofdurham » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:55 pm

I am leaning more and more to a faulty ignition switch. Try testing as I described in my previous post.
I have held the coil wire away from a good earth, while supplying power to the starter & no spark is seen.
In this test were you running a lead from the battery to the starter motor and was the ignition switch on or off? To get a spark you need the ignition on.

Bill.


Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: 1994 440 No start

Post by hog883 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:33 am

Hi happy new year to you, & thanks once again for your reply. Yes the ignition was turned on & I was supplying power from the battery. I also notice the ptrol gauge seems to keep going up to full, which I believe it to be & then dropping down to empty. Dont know wether this is connected. Cheers Reg



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Re: 1994 440 No start

Post by billofdurham » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:54 pm

With the petrol gauge playing games I am leaning more than ever towards the ignition switch.

You may be able to pick up a used one at a breaker's yard. If you want a used one with a warranty try Parts Gateway or CP Motors.

Bill.


Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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