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1990 montero no start. No power to open injectors, good fuel pump

I've checked the fuel pump and it works good. and I have good spark, but the injectors arent being activated to open. I checked the oil pressure switch and it works good. not sure what else I can check. cranks fine and have good spark, and fuel pump is fine....???

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  • byrot77 Nov 20, 2008

    tested with a noid light

  • byrot77 Nov 20, 2008

    there is power to one side of the injectors, just no ground

  • byrot77 Nov 24, 2008

    Wires to computer seem to be good, could it be a connection in the distributer? it does seem to be sending a pulse....

  • byrot77 Nov 25, 2008

    It starts and runs fine when I spray carb cleaner or starting fluid into the intake.

  • deadmontero Dec 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the same year montero. I have changed the fuel pump and the fuel pressure regulator thinking it was a fuel issue. Engine will run if spray starter fluid into it, but only for a split second. Any help would be appreciated as I am not an electrician.

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    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    how did you test injector pulse?



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Check the injector pulses with an osciliscope. If you arent getting a pulse check the ecu. I have cooked 2 of them. One killed my ignition but had good fuel. the second time it wouldnt open the injectors but had good spark. A quick check is to take the ecu out and take the cover off. then look for burnt electrical components.

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The only other thing to try would be to use a continuity tester with noise and back trace to the computer or get computer wire color code to test injector pulse at the source.You may have a broken or poor wire that you cant see or a plug thats not in properly etc.

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    tony yeatman Nov 20, 2008

    Same thing find where its broken

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    tony yeatman Nov 25, 2008

    Mass Air Flow meter could be your problem.Have you tried squirting engine start up the intake tube while cranking to see if the engine wants to try and run?If engine trys to run it eliminates mechanical issues and narrows it down to electrical and fuel.If you have an injector pulse and fuel pressure the fuel system is ok.Not sure how you checked your fuel pressure but the most reliable way is to use inline fuel pressure tester.Is the spark you have a yellow spark or nice fat blue one?Preferable to do this test at night when its quite so you can see and if a good spark hear it.If spark is yellow and weak ignition module is likely fault.With what youve told me it sounds like it could still be several things so let me know how you go with it .Sorry cant be more specific with answer but there are too many potential possibilitys and without vehicle in workshop to do tests myself it makes it harder to track the fault down.Good luck with it



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