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V50 2.4i won't start, ran fine for 1km after repair but died.

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:41 AM
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I just had my clutch and flywheel replaced in my 2005 V50 2.4i. Everything went fine, the car idled great for 20mins in the shop and worked fine when I drove away but as I got 1km from the shop and set off from a junction, the car just died. Now it cranks fine and no trouble codes, it just doesn't start.

Took it into my warm garage and filled up the gas but still the same, cranks but won't start.
There's fuel in the rail and the pressure shows 300kPa and 400kPa when trying to start. The rpms goes up to 170 as they always do with the starter.

The only thing I know wasn't put back was the battery temperature sensor under the battery but it shouldnt have any effect.

Anyone have any idea of what could be the cause? Thanks.
 

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Old 01-21-2019, 02:51 PM
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The cause is something that happened in the shop. Call them and tell them to fix it!
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:29 PM
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Agree with Lev - since the car started once the likely cause is a sensor connector that was opened during the repair and not properly snapped back together fully and came apart once you started driving. It may take some looking... did you do an OBD2 scan?
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:55 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I found the problem, it was an earth/ground cable from the engine block to the right strut tower that was not put back. I believe it was loose somewhere after the repair and when I left the junction in an uphill on snow, when the wheels spun, the cable came loose and it had burned the fuse "Engine management, ignition coil".
Replaced it but didn't get it started immideately as the battery was almost dead and the spark plugs probably wet. I let it dry and charged the battery and got it started with some difficulty after a few cranks. Eventually it went from being really rough to running very smooth and now it works jsut fine.
 
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