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Old 23-06-2008   #1
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2.8 2006 will not start

Engine kicks every 3rd try , did run for a few minutes before trouble. Has been in accident .
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Re: 2.8 2006 will not start

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Engine kicks every 3rd try , did run for a few minutes before trouble. Has been in accident .
Don't know whether this is the problem with your but considering you said it has been in an accident it could apply.
These vehicles are equiped with a safety inertia switch to cut the fuel supply in case of an accident to prevent fire.

Safety inertia switch
The vehicle is fitted with a safety inertia switch located on the engine bay on the dashboard wall near the battery to increase vehicle occupant safety during crashes. (see attached figure1)

The sensor reduces the possibility of fire (due to emerging fuel) by deactivating the axiliary pump that feeds the injection circuit.
The inertia switch consists of a steel ball fitted in a housing (tapered seat) and maintained in position by the attractive force of a permanent magnet.

In the case of violent vehicle impact, the ball is released from the magnetic detent and opens the normally closed (N.C.) electrical circuit to break the auxiliary fuel pump earth connection and hence the power supply to the injection system.

Simply press the switch until it clicks home to restore the auxiliary pump earth connection.
If a smell of fuel or fuel system leaks are noted after even an apparently slight impact, do not reset the inertia switch but find and repair the fault to prevent the risk of fire.

Intertia switch components

The attached figure2 shows the inertia switch components

1 - Inertia switch assembly.
2 - Sheath.
3 - Button.
4 - Upper side.
5 - Engagement side.
6 - Permanent magnet.
7 - Permanent magnet seat.
8 - Steel ball.
C - Shared terminal
N.C. - Normally closed contact.
N.O. - Normally open contact.
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