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Engine cranks over, but it won't start

It has not been started for several days. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.
Battery is good, ignition fuses are good, emc fuses are good, fuel pump sounds like it is running

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  • klh514 May 28, 2009

    I'm not sure where to locate the coil wire, can you descride where it is?

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Jaguars have had problems with the electronic ignition modules. Pull the coil wire, lay it near a ground, have someone crank it over and see if there is any spark. If you get none, or a weak yellow spark......change the mod.
I worked for Briish Leyland for years, let me know if this gets you going.

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  • Put Merriam May 28, 2009

    The coil wire is the CENTER wire in the distributor cap. Find it.....and pull it out...lay it near a good metal ground (like the engine block) about 1/8th" away......and crank the engine. Look for the spark I described.

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I take it you have fuel in your tank and your car is not standing up or down on a hill slope

check if you hear clicks from the fuel injectors.

if no clicks (no gasoline fumes from the exhaust)
then the crank pickup could be broken, or cpu ....

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