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2002 vectra working fine yo Monday now wont start. Engine management

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2002 vectra working fine yo Monday now wont start. Engine management light was on and light with spanber to immobiliser wont work and car wont start at all
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vauxhall
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.
Hi..

What engine does it have?

Have you tried a spare key to be sure?

What codes do you get and any previous work carried out on the car?

Does engine just spin over fast or slow or not at all?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Its 1.8 engine doesnt go at all dont have any codes for it

Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.
Hi..there..

Ok..well im asuming it just spins over and doesnt start - if thats the case then you either have no spark or no fuel - Have you checked the timing belt just be sure thats intact..easy way is to remove the oil filler cap look inside and observe the camshaft..have someone turn the engine over and see if the cam shaft spins if so then the timing belt should be ok - which means the next step is to asertain as the above if the engine has spark or fuel - first port of call id say is to get the fault codes first and progress with checks once you have those "hence why your engine light is on" if you have code reader/scannerthen you you can see what faults codes you get... also too go around the engine ensuring the battery terminals are secure,ensure thebattery is fully charged /all plugs to engine are secure / no fuel leaks / hoses are secure / main fuse are intact / relays are seated properly / turn ignition on and ensure you can hear the fuel pump prime up..if not then progress with checks of the fuel pump fuse and then relay..then lift back seat/inspection hatch to reach fuel pump and see if voltage is reaching the pump or not when the ignition is turned you should have clear 12v if so then maybe give the top of the fuel pump housing a thump and see if that shocks the pump into working if not and you do get a feed to the fuel pump then it maybe faulty..but id strongly suggest at least getting it plugged in and see what fault codes is being stored by the ecu and then take it from there based on those results...
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