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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-05, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble starting Ford Zl 2 Problems

Hello everyone. I have put in a new engine for my brothers Ford Zl and connected everything up but when i connect the battery termials the starter motor starts turning the engine even though the ignition is off. The second problem is the lpg gas switch wiring I don't know what goes where because the original owner of the car has done some boggy work. Any help or diagrams for these two problems would be greatly appreciated. Thank You for your time.

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Re: Trouble starting Ford Zl 2 Problems

Droz - sounds like a wiring problem. Disconnect the solenoid wire (the small one leading into the loom) starter should not turn when you connect it up. If it does then starter solenoid is jammed on and needs replecement. If starter does not turn with this wire removed, problem is in wiring. Check for 12V at wire, if this is always there you will have to trace it back. These cars sometimes had a modification using a relay to help hot starting. It is not a factory mod - so the location of the relay varies, but should be easily found by tracing the starter circuit wiring. Check that the relay is not jammed on or wired incorrectly.

Re the LPG, if you are not sure what you are doing, I HIGHLY recommend you get a qualified LPG fitter to check it out for safety's sake! There are many variations depending on the kit used so it is difficult to recommend a fix!
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Re: Trouble starting Ford Zl 2 Problems

Thank You Very much XWish Ute. I will give the starter motor a go. As for the gas I have no manual and no idea so i'll probably take your advice and give it to an LPG professional. I think i might start the car on petrol instead.
Any thanks heaps for your help.
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