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No fire 01 discovery will not start. it is getting fuel but no fire. new plugs and wires, could it be coils? if not that, then any suggestions?

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  • Lorelei Dykstra
    Lorelei Dykstra Jan 15, 2009

    already had trouble code test done- no codes showed. none of the plugs are firing.

  • Lorelei Dykstra
    Lorelei Dykstra Jan 21, 2009

    It was my crankshaft position sensor- thanks - all is good now.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    my 2001 landrover ill not stay running i changed plus and wires

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if u are going to work on this yourself buy a factory repair manual.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    don't guess, have a trouble code test run to see if anything shows up, replacing parts gets very expensive when they don't fix the problem, if u are going to work on this yourself buy a factory repair manual.

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Is the coil down the back of the engine? If so, these had problems with water ingress, and the HT lead shorting out. Also had a multi function control box on the bulkhead, it is a black box approx 4in x 3in x1.5 with a multiplug on bottom. Check for water damage

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