1994 Discovery 1 won't start after head gasket replacement

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  1. Phil Parker

    Phil Parker New Member

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    Hi Folks,

    Well, this has myself and my son in-law (an ASC mechanic) scratching out heads.

    We drove my Disco1 into the garage and over the past month replaced the head gaskets. Remember, it started when we started the project.

    Now after a month, the car was done and we went to start it. It cranks, but will not fire.

    We have checked for fuel and spark and we have both. This 1994 model Disco1 with the 3.9L with auto does not have a Crank Position Sensor and the Ignition Amplifier Module had already been located.

    Do any of you folks have an idea as to why we can't get it to start? We could really use some fresh ideas!

    Thanks!
     
  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Possible alarm issues. Try locking and unlocking the doors with the key(drivers door) or remote 4 times
     
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    Thanks for the info. I had tried that previously to know avail. Still won't start.
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Not sure if your 94 has the spider system in it or not, I would verify. Google Land Rover Spider and you should find the fun of the alarm system.
     
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    Inertia switch on firewall on pass side push the Top down


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    I was going to say the same thing, check your Inertia Switch.

    Also, did you guys make sure to disconnect the battery before working on it? You may have shorted something and blown a fuse?

    Does the engine turn or not even turn?


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