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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    And are you getting fuel at the rail, or can you hear the fuel pump prime? Cos if you can that'd rule out a fuel pump and/or relay problem.

    Next stage would be to check the boot wiring loom, from the body to the boot for any breaks/chaffing etc. Check all ground connections and try starting the car with the alternator power wire disconnected.

    If it still doesn't start then you'd need to get the fault codes read as it'd probably be a dodgy sensor..
    I cant see any fuel and i cant hear anything other than my engine trying to turn over, I will check all ground connections tomorrow and will my car start without the alternator connected?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by robs e36 View Post
    I cant see any fuel and i cant hear anything other than my engine trying to turn over, I will check all ground connections tomorrow and will my car start without the alternator connected?
    Hmm so when your in the car and switch the ignition on (not cranking) you can't hear the fuel pump under the back seats priming? It sounds like your fuel pump or the relay has blown..

    Can you get hold of a standard relay and replace the fuel pump one? Its the one closest to the bulkhead out of the three covered in their own plastic cover
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Hmm so when your in the car and switch the ignition on (not cranking) you can't hear the fuel pump under the back seats priming? It sounds like your fuel pump or the relay has blown..

    Can you get hold of a standard relay and replace the fuel pump one? Its the one closest to the bulkhead out of the three covered in their own plastic cover

    Ah yeah but dont take this the wrong way bud just because i cant hear it, it dont mean theres nothing there cuz im deaf and wear 2 hearing aids lol talking of that tho when i stop and get out the car i can hear like this tiny knocking coming from the rear of my car thats been happening recently is that what you mean?
     
     

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    you checked your ignition coil m8, might be dead
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugal316 View Post
    you checked your ignition coil m8, might be dead
    how do i do that mate? iv just replaced the spark plugs anyway as they were cheap enough and still no difference but i did notice then i was trying to start my car earlier that the battery light stays on, does this mean i need a new battery? i topped it up with distilled water yesterday and had it charging most of the day its a 1999 model so its getting old is the battery worn out do you think?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugal316 View Post
    you checked your ignition coil m8, might be dead
    He's getting spark, so coil should be fine.

    Sound like no fuel getting to the engine and/or low battery..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    He's getting spark, so coil should be fine.

    Sound like no fuel getting to the engine and/or low battery..
    ok least its getting narrowed down abit now how can i test if its the battery? because my bets are on that as like i just said i have just noticed the battery light staying on when im trying to start it but like i also said i have no idea about cars i just know how to drive them
     
     

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    theres def oil in the engine because i could smell it on the old spark plugs
     
     

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    Could it be MAF>>>>
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by robs e36 View Post
    ok least its getting narrowed down abit now how can i test if its the battery? because my bets are on that as like i just said i have just noticed the battery light staying on when im trying to start it but like i also said i have no idea about cars i just know how to drive them
    The light won't go out till you've made enough revs so basically the engine needs to be started.

    Get a new battery and disconnect the main power wire from the alternator and start the car - if it starts then you know its an alternator problem. Although i'd be checking for fuel at the engine first..
     
     

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