I just purchased my first Jaguar, a 94 VP for $500. The car was listed as not running. I am having trouble diagnosing the no start condition. I’ve posted in some other Jag sites and gotten some help, but I figure the more I reach out the more info I can obtain.
The battery was dead, so I put the charger on it for a few hours. The voltmeter showed 12-13v and it cranked over no problem. I have to tighten both battery connections and the ground cable to body connection. When I first turned the ignition on I got fault code 22 from the VCM. I tried cranking it a few times and the code has since went away.
Here is a list of what I have checked, and done.
- Verified fuel pump primes
- Jumpered fuel pump relay to make sure it runs
- Cracked fuel fitting at the rail, definitely fuel to there.
-Swapped O2, ignition and injector relays with known good ones
-Cleaned cap and rotor surfaces
-Checked all the fuses
The spark seems weak, I think that may be a big problem. The car has sat for some time, I am unsure how long exactly so I think the fuel may be bad. I do plan to change fluids and filters before it hits the road, but I would like to get it running before I order parts. I really don’t want to start throwing parts at it either.
My plan is to make this my daily driver. Now that I have kids my 2 seater vehicles aren’t so practical for daily use. I plan to get it on the road and enjoy it, my only modification will be a headunit, component speakers and a sub.
Here Is a pic before I towed it home.
Any guidance or tips would be greatly appreciated!