cfi ea not starting
a mate has just been given a cfi ea. its a 30th anniversary series 2 with a 4spd auto.
first problem is the altenator and we cleaned it up and started it and it ran fine however the altenator wasnt charging much at idle (light flickering).
but it also stalls and then wont restart - it happened to him the day before he picked it up too, it wouldnt start, and the next day it was fine.
its a new battery and it cranks fine so its not that i'm pretty sure. the person he got the car from was given a spare distributor and told that was the source of the not starting/stalling problem. my question is how do we tell if its this? it looks like an absolute bitch of a job to change the dizzy on these.
also is there some way to do a diagnostic on the ECU with it not running? if someone could explain this and point me to a list of the error codes that'd be great.
btw when it ran, it ran fine and very smooth without missing or anything and then it just cut out completely. when cranking it doesnt fire at all, just cranks and cranks.
i'm used to VL commodores so it seems to me the equivelant of the crank angle sensor is whats gone, so the computer isnt triggering the injectors at all since it's lost its referance signal.