Roadside Electrical Breakdown
(the engine dies or refuses to start)

First a warning: In the event of a breakdown think road safety; have you got a hi-visibility jacket for yourself and passengers, if so wear it.  Can you place a warning triangle, or a person safely, back down the road, but make sure you collect the triangle and person afterwards.

A methodical approach starting with the connections and then work back from the plugs, checking that the spark is reaching that point in the system.

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This article, written by Andrew Jarmin, originally appeared in CA7C Seven Focus in Jun 2006 pp16-18, following one of the Club 'Teach-ins'.