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 Post subject: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Hey guys

I recently got a EF Falcon Sedan and im having a bit of trouble with it starting, when i got it, it wouldnt turnover so i tapped the starter motor with a metal rod and it worked perfectly after that for 2 weeks, until yesterday it wouldt turn over, so i tapped it, but this time it didnt fix it, but went back this morning and it started fine but now it wont start !! Confusing i know !!

just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to do ??

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:36 pm 
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try bumping the BCM when you go and start it, it's behind the kick pannel infornt of your left knee on drivers side, if it starts when you bump it you need to get all the joints in the BMC re solderd or a new bcm
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Check the current draw on the battery when starting, see how much the starters pulling.
What condition is the battery In, a weak battery can make a sad starter useless.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Thanks guys, ill try that tomorrow !! :)
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:09 pm 
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That actually just sounds like your starter is buggered. A couple of years ago mine did the same thing - ie. sometimes would start no sweat other times wouldn't - and when it wouldn't then a tap with metal bar made it come good - then tapping with the bar sometimes worked and other times didn't - and even when the bar didn't work, sometime later it would often start normally even without needing that bump.

Was really &^%king annoying and I sort of convinced myself there wasn't the right kind of symptoms to point DEFINITELY at the starter. Whinging about it to a mate provoked a very firm "you silly bugger - OBVIOUSLY it IS the starter - just change the %$#ken thing!" - which I did and it hasn't missed a beat since.

No guarantee of course that it's your problem but that's my experience. Having it work even sometimes with a bump is a pretty fair tipoff tho...

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon, Having Trouble Starting :(
Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:46 pm 
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That's sounds exactly like mine mate !

Might just go buy a new starter motor I think !!
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