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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:23 pm 
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Ok heres the problem. Having problem starting sometimes it does others it doesnt. If I keep turning the key eventually it will turnover and start. I have had the starter motor out and done the out of vehicle test it works fine. I have tried another starter motor it still does it. What could it be? Is it the ignition switch? Is it the smartlock system PLEASE Help?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:31 pm 
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Sounds like the typical BEM (body electrics module).

These are VERY common to have dry joints.

To diagnose, you would treat it as normal, Crank away... no good? Keep cranking while you smack the panel at your left knee.

If it goes, then theres your problem.

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Bem replacement, smartlock etc.


When replacing these, you need to reprogram your remote fobs, and also the smartlock has to learn the ignition barrel (same if the ignition barrel is your cause of your malfunction)

Both very very easy, and should only waste around 45minsute of your time.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:42 pm 
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t could be your neutral switch on gearbox mates ef wagon does same thing just need to have it in park and pull bak on lever gently while cranking it.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:18 pm 
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OK neutral safety switch has been done its brand new so thats not it. Just tried bashing the BCM a few times no luck. Now I got nothing tried turning the key on and off heaps of times no luck?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:38 pm 
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I can hear a relay under the dash clicking away as I try too start it but thats as far as I get.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:06 am 
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Pull the cover off your steering column. Check the back of your ignition barrel. See if it is loose. That is what happened to mine. But I also lost all Accessories power.

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:32 pm 
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I had the same problem on my EBII Fairmont.
Try thumping the top of the dashboard while turning the key to crank the engine. Works everytime for me.....good luck :)
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:59 pm 
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JRWhy wrote:
I had the same problem on my EBII Fairmont.
Try thumping the top of the dashboard while turning the key to crank the engine. Works everytime for me.....good luck :)


that's a typical BEM/BCM dry solder joints problemo!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:43 am 
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My ef ghia does it nearly every second day. Just hold the key to the start position and bash the steering wheel with your left hand. Will replace BCM soon.
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