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Hi everyone i'm new on here, looking foward to getting to know you lot.

 

unfortunately i didnt want it to be under these circumstances but.

 

i'm from the north east (south shields) just bought a zed with 54k on the clock. had it a couple of weeks and now it doesnt start.

 

can anyone recommend a garage or advice on where to get parts.

 

ive been reading the forums and it has the same symptoms as some ppls on here. at first it hesitates (revs drop) when i press the accelerator then picks up. then I had trouble getting it started and now it just doesnt start.

 

also fan comes on at start up.

 

is there a way of getting codes without taking to garage?

 

any help would be appreciated.

 

chris.

 

hope to meet you all soon.

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Hi mate, the fact the car doesn't start, ran rough before it happened and the fan is on ( i assume the electric fan) then 1st point to check is the top alloy water inlet pipe, 2 connectors there, the biggest one is the ECU temp sender, unclip and clean both parts as best as poss, refit and turn ignition on, if fan is now not on, car should start, previously it's flooded the engine which prevents start up.

Link here to ECU codes, find the code and we can tell yer how to fix, you can do this yourself no probs.

http://www.ttzd.com/tech/diagnostictech.html

cheers

smithy

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Hi Hodgey,

wecome aboard, i live in gateshead had the zed for 7 years, i have'nt found anyone really local i would trust, i use macdonald racing in lanchester near stanley(01207520916) top draw but i bit of a chew to get there, main man there if you need him is peter d. just tell him ken sent you,smithy here on this site is the man to get your bits from.

good luck

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The ECU thinks the car is overheating (incorrect reading from sender) and so dumps excess fuel in to help cool things down, it also activates the electric fan too. ;) This very easily floods the engine. You could remove the fuse on drivers side by firewall in small fuse cover, it's marked for you, with this removed the car should fire up temporailly for a couple of seconds using the excess fuel, may take a few goes to start.

smithy

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Welcome bud , sounds like the yellow sensor to me , even if it was running a corroded connector could cause the engine to drop revs slightly before picking back up when you press the accelerator , usually works ok when warm though :headvswal

Hope you get it sorted bud :hyper: :hyper:

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I know it may seem a long drive, but for specialist work and his knowledge of 300ZX's, i use Phil @ C&S Woods just outside of Wigan :

 

C & S Wood Ltd

561, Manchester Rd, Astley, Manchester, Lancashire M29 7BQ

Tel: 01942 892568

 

More locally i use R&P woods in Heaton 0191-2810748, very good mechanics.

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thanks for the advice, ive checked the ecu and its comming up with code 13 which is indeed the engine coolant temp sensor. the connector lookes a bit naff can you replace these, i will change the sensor, and the connector if i can get hold of one and yous were right they were covered in green crap.

 

for a mechanic i might try that guy near stanley who ken recommended.

 

can smithy supply these parts connector too.

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what vauxhalls? i dont mind buying a new one. anyopne know where the best place to get these parts from are. i was gonna give zedworld a ring in the morning. but if there is someone local to the north east i would prefer them.

 

it feels like parts for these cars are rare i thought something like a temp sensor would be easy to come by as it is a common fault but i couldnt find anywhere other than zedworld.

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it feels like parts for these cars are rare i thought something like a temp sensor would be easy to come by as it is a common fault but i couldnt find anywhere other than zedworld.

Glad to see that you actually know what it is now mate ;)

Pretty much anything can be sourced and quite easily too so don't worry about that. For the likes of the temp sender unit and other nissan parts, Mike feeney MJP eastern auto a trader on here is very good, he has just been to hospital for an operation so not sure if he's back working just yet, worth trying. Or of course the company you mention above carry stock of a lot of common parts, you can get the wired connector as well as the sender unit, it comes with a small piece of loom attached, cut old plug and wire off and connect how you wish, both parts are not too expensive should you need to get from nissan.

cheers

smithy

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