I'd agree with John regarding the dizzy as so far as I know, the Mitsubishi distributors are obsolete, plus they always cost way more than £200. There are aftermarket ones available (masquerading as new) but they have a dubious reputation.jheath17 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:34 pmThanks again, I have a contact cleaner spray so I will give that a go, Yes distributor is the likely problem, but what to buy ? a second hand one for £50 or a proper Mazda one for £200, I am thinking the later, the government is about to give me £200 winter fuel allowance, I an sure they wont mind me spending on a distributor. If anyone can recommend a supplier I would appreciate their advice.
I take your point about fault codes on CPS faults, how is the PCM know the difference between one on a vehicle with just the ignition switched on and one that's cranking with a faulty CPS.
One of my most treasured books is a Service training book dated 11/93 which was issued to Ford technicians at the vehicles launch, it tells my how they work but not how to fix them.
Somewhere in my previous posts, if you can bear the pain, is a blog written by a Canadian guy who really knew his stuff. The blog was about codes, their symptoms and effects. It was superbly informative and from it I discovered that only two codes will equate to a fault that will intentionally stop the engine from starting when cranking. One was definitely the CPS whilst the other was (I think), the TDC sensor. I'll see if I can find it. When finding a dizzy make sure you get the make and model right from the label on your current dizzy. There were several iterations.