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rens914

Original Poster:

678 posts

133 months

Sunday 15th July 2012
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i have a problem i can't solve
my SE turbo starts and runs fine till ?? i hear a clicking sound and it yust shuts off
or
it starts and runs miserably and sometimes at once runs better and revs superb
have made a test drive today with the car and it ran like a dream but i didnt return home. it yust stopped ????
i have checked the fuelpressure, changed the fuelpumpo and filter but it seems to me something like a sensor
i dont have freescan
is this something someone recognises ?
rens

V8 FOU

1,661 posts

49 months

Sunday 15th July 2012
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First thought is the inertia switch.
Otherwise, what or where is the "clicking sound"? Could be an electrical problem, and the sound is a relay fluttering. Check your earths!

rens914

Original Poster:

678 posts

133 months

Sunday 15th July 2012
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thought of the inertia switch too but it still works fine
can't believe it's gone alien
next must be a ralay
cant figure out anything else

Cerbieherts

1,465 posts

43 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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Find the fuel pump relay and wire a test light into pin 30. If the light goes out when the click occurs try replacing the relay.

Hornsey Boy

5 posts

71 months

Monday 6th August 2012
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Hi Rens

The same thing use to happen on my Giugiaro turbo. Sounds like it may the actual fuel pump itself may be on its way out (replaced my twice in 100,000 miles)

I use to get under the car to and gently tap it a few times with handle of screwdriver to bring it back to life, worked for a while before I had to replace the unit. It looks like SE is slightly harder to change out.

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EMaintenan...

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james280779

1,919 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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I have just replced the fuel pump on mine- these symptoms were not the same. Mine literally just stopped working overnight and then wouldnt start.

leyorkie

502 posts

78 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Check that you have a spark on each plug, recent problem similar symptoms led to rotor arm earthing. Fixed with new arm no problems since.