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Old 19-04-2017, 16:52   #1
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Managed to rebuild my KV6 after cambelt failure last month. Got the car running; however, began to notice a rattling issue from the pulley wheel and suspect white smoke from exhaust. This lead to some further investigations and the car coming off the road again. Ended up stripping certain parts of the engine to check the pulleys and also the inlet manifold torque settings. In the process of reassembly frustratingly managed to short the alternator supply lead and the bracket/plate over the rear injector rail with a long screwdriver. This was possible as the rubber sheath over the alternator connection has worn exposing over the years and exposed the connection. I went to start the car to check for correct running and found that the fuel pump wasn't priming. I initially thought that the pump fuse must have blown; however, have since noted (after checking all fuses and undertaking continuity tests to all fuses in the foot well and under the bonnet) that the interior lights, central locking and rear boot opener don't function. I have connected my OBDII reader into the ingnition to try and obtain some form of data and it advises me that no connection is made with the vehicle when the ignition is in its second position. There is clearly an issue with the electrical system after the shorting of the alternator cable. The car cranks; however, as there is no fuel being injected there is no ignition of the engine. I have struggled to find a wiring diagram but believe that the alternator feed is connected to the started motor and ECU along with the battery. By the issues encountered and described is anybody able to provide any form of assistance. Thanks
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I don't know if it is the same with the ZT but with the ZS180 the alternator, battery and the starter are linked, then the rest of the car is powered from these through a fuseable link in the under bonnet fusebox.
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