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Skoda fabia VRS. Will turn but will not start. Have checked

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Skoda fabia VRS. Will turn but will not start. Have checked oil and water, fuses.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to justanswer...

Could you give me some more background please...

Did the car breakdown or is it a plain non - start?

Have you had any warning lights on while driving at all of late?

What mileage does it have - and what is its service / recent repair history?

What exactly is happening when you try to start - ?

Plus any other info that you may have that would help me , to help you - ?

KInd Rgds.. MIKE......................
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My car Broke down while driving. When I tried to start it it just turned over. It was last service 14 months ago. the milage is 29000.

 

Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Hello again - thank you for your reply..

Okay - as that has happened - always the first thing to check is the timing belt which I note you have done - but - make sure you check it -viewing it while someone turns the engine on the key... this is because the belt can look in tact - but in fact it could have stripped teeth -even at that mileage - in which case it wont turn when the key is turned - so check that first..

If thats found to be the case.. that would be the problem and that would need further investigation then..

If you are sure the belt is ok - then , Im assuming all the normal lights etc come on on the dash board indicating no main fuses have blown , so then you need to be checking the fuel supply... the pump may have failed - which isn't uncommon - so check for that at the filter..at the front of the engine bay..

After that - you will struggle to find the fault yourself Im afraid without diagnostic equipment...

These do suffer with ECT sensor failure but that wouldn't' normally cause a full breakdown while running but it can't be ruled out...but again - diagnostic testing has to be done next. You cant even check fuel injection properly on these engines with the injectors being in the head etc - The injector look sometimes fails - but not usually on all four at one...

So check as above , making sure of the belt situation first - but after that , you will need the systems check as above Im afraid to find out whats gone wrong.. you can either use a dealer locally - or a suitably equipped ( diagnostic machine - wise ) local garage or mobile mechanic... and then you will get there with it..

I Sincerely hope I have helped you - Please ask me if you need more help...


Kind Rgds, MIKE

 


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