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 Post subject: ef fairmont starts when it wants too please HELP
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:30 pm 
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hi all, my ef fairmont has been having starter issues:(. lately at times when i turn the key nothing at all will happen but if you keep trying it eventuly kicks over but sum othertimes it starts fine. most times when i start it it sounds like a crunching, tinging ring gear noise :( what could this be??
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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont starts when it wants too please HELP
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Non response from when you turn the key could be a number of things.

1) smartlock module (BCM) has dry joints, Very commom issue.
2) Ignition barrel contacts loose.
3) Starters rooted.

The crunching noise would be the pinion not engaging into the ring gear when it tries to start.

I would start off with replacing the Starter as the more you do it, the more damage you do to the flexplate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont starts when it wants too please HELP
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Sounds like ignition barrel to me. The end of it works loose hence intermediate contacts. Eventually will not work at all. If it is this you can fix by using a hammer and screwdriver to groove barrell in a few places to hold back plate on.
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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Like above, id start with the startermotor. When if dosnt want to start get a mate to jump under neath with a hammer/ shifter/ other handy multi-tools and have him tap the starter (on the larger barrel part) whilst you crank the key.
Also with these in auto the neutral switch, or inhibitor switch it may be called, stuff up and give similar problems. Try moving the shifter from park to neutral a few times, also sometimes you need to have them In park and push the lever a bit further forward.
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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont starts when it wants too please HELP
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:23 am 
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oh yea i forgot to mention its manual mate sorry aha
but yea i sort have figured it would be a starter problem but the random starting had me clueless aha
ill get onto the starter in the next week or so no big rush, its not my daily driver anymore however i do miss driving her tho :(
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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:30 am 
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starter motor for sure.

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