Car was running fine, now will not start
2011 Seat Ibiza 1.4

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Nigel65
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Apr 1, 2020 (1 year ago)
Have been driving car everyday with no issues , went out today and it won’t start, it’s turning over ok can smell petrol, doesn’t seem like it’s firing at all.
Car: Seat Ibiza
Variant: 1.4
Model Year: 2011
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Engine & Drivetrain
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whittingehame
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Apr 1, 2020 (1 year ago)
Check for any fuel leaks , if o.k then spark at plugs .Probably need to remove plugs and dry out same , replace if worn / needed
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Nigel65
Driver
1 points

Apr 1, 2020 (1 year ago)
Thanks for your reply, I haven’t checked plugs, this car is equipped with pencil coils, which seems weird that doesn’t fire on either of the 4 cylinders? I did look for fuel leeks but couldn’t find any.
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whittingehame
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21,116 points

Apr 2, 2020 (1 year ago) Edited on Apr 2, 2020 (1 year ago)
Knew about the ignition pencil coils fitted , I missed it wasn't the 3 cyl engine where if one fails in can cause starting problems , though less likely on four cyls . So you have no spark from either ignition pencil coils ? Normally you would have fault light on .
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Nigel65
Driver
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Apr 2, 2020 (1 year ago)
No fault light when I last drove the car , which was a week previous to problem . Starting to think I need a mobile mechanic

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