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 Post subject: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:51 pm 
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hey guys,

last night i washed my car and moved it around 2 take sum pictures and i start and stopped it a few times and when i went to leave turned the key and nothing happened.

at first i thought the battery was flat so me and some mats push started it and it was showing full voltage, went to start it this morn and same thing happened again...

so im thinking the starter motor is gone.
what do you guys think? it has bonnet vents as well so water could have gotten into something but i was careful not to get water in them as much as possible

cheers

any help is greatly appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:57 pm 
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If all your dashboard lights and symbols come on, give the dashboard a whack just above your left knee. 8-)

A common problem: dry joint in your BCM (Body Control Module) which also is linked to the starter motor
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Forgot to say give it a whack while holding the key in the "start" position (most important!)
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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:26 pm 
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I some times have to wack the gear lever to start mine lol
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:50 am 
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thanks guys ill give those a try tomorrow and let you know
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:02 pm 
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Yes try them because i dont wanna push start it anymore !

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont won't start :(
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:20 pm 
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yes its common to have dodgy connection on the bcm. My ED used to do it. if i wanted it to start i had to hold the key in the start position and release the hand brake this would restore proper conductivity through the BCM.

your problem may be different though.

you say it was fine once push started, so this rules out spark / fuel

could very well be the starter motor ---> there will be a small wire going to your starter solenoid, remove this. plug a test light onto a good solid grout (one of the nuts on the shocker tower will suffice) probe the wire that goes to the solenoid whilst someone turns the key.
if the test light lights up there is power to the starter. if not then theres no power to the starter--->> check/replace starter relay and repeat the above.

NOTE: When probing the starter solenoid motor ENSURE IT IS DISCONECTED if not the motor may turn over and at best scare the s**t out of you if your under the car and at worst you may injure your self.

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:30 pm 
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givin it a whack on the dash and shifter didnt work didnt work

and nannas_ed: ill give those a try coz i had another look today and its looking like the relay or the starter coz all u hear when i turn the key is the relay clicking. ill jack it up and check the earth as well
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