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Hello,

I replaced the head gaskets on my 2001 HSE 4.6 Rover. I 'think' I've got it all back together correctly but it's not running.

When I turn the key, it turns over but doesn't start. Any comments are appreciated, and here are some questions.

1. Is there anything specific that has to be done to re-pressurize the fuel system? I noticed the fuel that came out of the rails and line when I disconnected it all. Is there something I have to do once it is reconnected to solve the vapor lockl?
2. Each side of the coil has a place to connect lead 1-4. I connected 1 to the first cylinder (by the pulley) and 4 is closest to the coil. Is this correct? Does the coil have to be grounded? and if so, does it ground through the bolts to the upper manifold?

It doesn't sound like I'm getting any ignition at all, so either I've got no spark or no gas or both. If I hooked up the coil wrong I guess I could have bad timing too.

Any comments appreciated, Thanks.

Jason
 

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ok, so right off I had the spark plug wires wrong. I downloaded a diagram and corrected the issue but still no start. turns over indefinitely but shows no signs of starting. I really need some ideas here. I'm exhausted from the repair and at the moment I'm out of ideas.

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I'm pretty sure I have the leads correct now. I do hear the fuel pump. I have checked and I am not getting spark at all. I don't have any error codes. I left the battery unplugged for over a week, so someone else suggested that the ECU has lost it's code. I understand that the BeCM is transmitting the code to the ECU several thousands of times per second and that the ECU has to be put in learning mode to get the code... and this can only be done by the dealer or someone with the computer. Might this be the issue? Wouldn't the ECU issue result in a no crank instead of disabling the coil? It turns over just no start. Unless my sparkplug test was not grounded properly I am not getting spark.

I really apprecaite the help. I am not in a position to go to the dealer currently... It's 76 miles away and I'm broke.
 

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Well, Thanks for all the help!

It was in deed the crankshaft position sensor. My wife swears that she heard something that sounded like crying from under the vehicle, but I was there and I didn't hear anything like that... When I was under there, I did however find the CPS and it was hopelessly lodged (and luckily not broken) behind the exhaust manifold inner heat shield. There's a big gangly bracked attached to it and I had to remove the outer shield and loosen the exhaust manifold to get it out of there. Luckily I had small enough hands and enough dexterity to get it clamped without futher disassembly. Yesterday I hooked up the HT leads incorrectly and was able to disconnect and reconnect without any disassembly at all either. Now that is luck I think.

I can just slightly, I mean very slightly, hear the valves from the new valve job. And I was also amazed at how the ECU 'learned' to hold it at idle and run correctly after a few minutes. I read in the book how the ECU 'forgets' how to idle and has to re-learn but to see that in action was pretty cool. I'm going to replace some airbags and have a rotor turned and she'll be back in top form...

... for now. :)
 
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