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Calabrese_Uno

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GTV6 not starting
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:44:53 PM »
Hi,

On the weekend took my GTV6 for a spin, everything working fine as normal.

Left it for half an hour and went back and it wonít start....

Battery is fine, radio wonít switch on, clock not working.... windows and lights working.

Any basic checks I can do before I seek help?

Thanks.


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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 09:53:40 PM »
Not starting as in it is not cranking over at all, no power to the starter? Or not starting as in it cranks over but does not fire?

No power at all could be numerous things: a loose ground wire, a bad relay, blown fuses etc.
Cranking but not firing: check to see if there is any petrol on the plugs after cranking it for a few secs, check if there is spark etc.
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Calabrese_Uno

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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 09:55:46 PM »
Cranking but not firing.

Thanks, will do.


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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 10:02:36 PM »
Sounds awfully like an ignition switch fault.  Do you get "reds" with ignition on, and does the tacho show movement when you crank?

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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 03:23:37 PM »
 The Bosch L jet ECU needs at least 10volts to power up. The first rule when diagnosing a no start on a gtv6 is to fully charge the battery. The second rule is to clean the plugs even if the plugs are not that old, while you have a plug out push one into the plug lead rest the plug against the plenum and crank the starter to confirm spark. then check any fuses related to the EFI. Check the ignition switch as CB suggested. Check back when you try these suggestions.
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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 05:09:00 PM »
agree with what sportiva mentioned, also make sure that the fuel pump is working, listen to the rear driver side when you which on the ignition to see if you hear the pump whirl. if no sound is coming from the pump you have a problem.
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Calabrese_Uno

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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 07:00:09 PM »
Okay, checked the spark plugs, all good.

Fuse no #5 was out, replaced it and started first go!

Radio and clock are also working again.

Thanks for the help.


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Re: GTV6 not starting
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 09:53:59 AM »
Can i invite to register your alfetta on the list
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