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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:25 pm 
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my eb 4.0l fairmont wont start as if its a dead battery but its not. turn the key to start and 2 relays, starter and a/c clutch clicks aswell as head/tail lights and blinkers coming on as if a current draw. smart lock will only work every now and again to lock doors etc relay clicks in engine bay aswell. Has anyone got any ideas? ps already tried disconnected battery.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:34 pm 
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how old is the battery?

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:55 pm 
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move the gear selector from p to n.
if that fails, tap the bottom of the dash, just above your left knee.
if it works, chances are it's a dry solder joint in the bem.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:48 pm 
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have a look at the wire on the startermotor.it might have come loose <the small one>
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:26 am 
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not sure of the battery age tried jumpstarting didnt help. also checked the starter motor nothing stands out there. i did the N to P thing and tapped the dash didnt seem to work, there is also a relay clickin in with the fuses in the dash?

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:28 am 
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not sure of the battery age tried jumpstarting didnt help. also checked the starter motor nothing stands out there. i did the N to P thing and tapped the dash didnt seem to work, there is also a relay clickin in with the fuses in the dash?

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:18 am 
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try to put a wire on the starter motor one the power wire and just touch the small wier and see if the starter will engage. if not it is the starter motor than have a look at all the power wires at the battery and trace each one at a time to see if there is afuseable link brokern. also see if the wireing harness near the fire wall .are all pluged in .as some times thay get dirty .or come loose .if you still cant get it to go .pm me and i will send you my phone number and we will work it out
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:40 am 
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check earth strap from trans to body, if broken it can play havock with cars elecs, does some real crazy stuff for some reason, hope this helps

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:28 pm 
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got it goin bypassed the key at the starter motor with a screwdriver had to put a jumper lead from - terminal to the rocker cover nut and cranked til it fired. switched it off a few times and it could be started on the key without the jumper, somethin suss? thank you guys for all your suggestions very much appreciated!!!! oh well off to check all the earths.

 

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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 12:12 am 
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it is the starter solenoid is on its way out .get a new one or replace the howl starter motor
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 12:15 am 
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it is the starter solenoid is on its way out .get a new one or replace the howl starter motor
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:08 am 
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where abouts is the earth lead from trans to body?

coz i think that lead is causing my car all sorts of drama's with my dash...

i'm not sure where my bad earth is.. but my dash problem has randomly fixed itself twice recently... and stopped working just as randomly...
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 10:05 am 
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there is one lead that goes straight from the battery to the engine block.
clean the connection, and clean the one that goes to the chassis too.

 

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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 11:12 am 
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trans to body is on passanger side of trans from where the trans bolts to engine, to the chassis rail. best seen from underneath tho... failing that you could add your own just to make sure

 

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