Seat Ibiza Turning over but not firing

1997 Seat Ibiza Problem

Ref#14124
CarSeat Ibiza 2.0 gti
Year1997
OwnerStompyG
Posted30/12/2012
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Was running fine, then parked it up went out to it the next day and wouldn't start. Turning over and can hear the fuel pump starting, we have changed the spark plugs and fully charged the battery but still not firing! Any ideas on what to do next would be appreciated.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Checked cam belt is o.k?


Posted on Sunday 30th of December 2012
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Solution 2
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
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Are you getting fuel up ,it,s not air locked.


Posted on Monday 31st of December 2012
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Solution 3
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1538 | View Garage
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Get someone to spin it over while you look into the oil filler hole to see if you can see a cam spinning over if it doesn't the belts gone,if it does then you need to know if it's sparking and the injector/s are firing,if neither then suspect the CAS (crank angle sensor)


Posted on Tuesday 1st of January 2013
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Solution 4
kevin75 | Driver | Since: Aug 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 96 | View Garage
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This might seem like a silly questoin but it happened to a friend of mine recently. Is it parked on a slope and is there enough Fuel in the Tank. The low Fuel light was not showing in my friend's Mondeo recently, he had left it parked on a slight slope outside his house and it behaved as your's is doing.
He was told to put a Gallon of Petrol into it just in-case and hey presto it started.


Posted on Tuesday 1st of January 2013
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