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Land Rover Repair/1998 D1, no spark


Went out to satart th D1 today, no start... no spark on any plugs. Checked bifus under hood and the engine management under the dash.  Locked and unlocked car several times.
Checked green and whit wire on connector to coil packs, has 12.94 volts.

Car startedfine and ran last week, I did let it idel for an extended period of time an it got pretty warm, still withn the temp gauge OK zone. After I shut it off, then it would not even turn over till it colled down, Checked a few days later, starte up fine. Now a week later turns over fine but no spark. Pushed and reset inertia switch,


Your first step should be to see if the fuel pump runs, and there is pressure.  If not, then look at the crank sensor circuit as a lack of crank signal will = no spark and no fuel.  If you do have fuel then you know it's an ignition failure alone, which could be the coils, wiring, or controller.

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