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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:05 pm 
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Right fellas,

My falcon has decided to go on major shut down with most of the systems...

Alternator not charging???

Refusing to start in the morning...even after bash the dash and key rebooting...Thinking the problem might be in the barrel itself

Broken spark plug. been replaced.

Yes there is power to the coil. got a nice heart starter from it. The fuel pump is brand new may have done about 5000km's. She gets regular oil changes.

All senors have been cleaned or replaced. Fuses and relays checked. They seem okay. help!!! at wits end with this car...Need it to get the corty on the road!!! :evil: :x

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:26 pm 
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Smartlock system?

When I was working as a mechanic we had a customer with an ED whose smartlock was continuously playing up, with the symptons you describe...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:29 pm 
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Had look at them both...smartlock and the body control unit and gave them a clean. What else can i do??? ready to put match to fuel tank...this is the worst she has ever been.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:36 pm 
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Forgot to mention that it work for about half a day and then back to the beginning yet again this morning!!! This is so frustrating :evil:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Smartlock module itself dead? try bridging the red wires on the connector, i think that is the trick that bypasses smartlock

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:29 pm 
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i had a similar sounding problem in my old EB the accesories would turn on but it wouldnt crank over, like when u dont have it in N or P, but found it was the smartlock module, was to expensive to buy a new one so i got an auto sparky mate to resolder all the joints on the P.C.B and she never missed a beat.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:05 pm 
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Just brought a second hand one yesterday...Just spent three hours retraining...no go...put the other one back in and she cranks over but no spark...it is strange that the spark happens when you go to turn the ignition off...Getting exteremlly frustrated now...looking at putting a match down the fuel tank... :evil:

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Have a bit more details now

Key in postion 2 the fuel pump is priming and the smartlock light will flare for about 3 seconds then faded to never to return until the car is switched off...She is cranking...Starter motor is going but nothing else is!!! She seems to be working but just refuse to start...Any more ideas???

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:03 pm 
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Check cabin fuse.. Is the inside lights or boot light working ?? This circuit supplies smartlock...
Suspect coil ???

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:14 am 
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Smartlock is working as everything is doing what they need but the problem is down to no spark now...Having no multimeter on me is a royal pain in the a***!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:25 am 
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falconed2xr8 wrote:
Forgot to mention that it work for about half a day and then back to the beginning yet again this morning!!! This is so frustrating :evil:
get a sparky to check error codes,record them and reset it.next time will be the one,hopefully-----electronics\\\fun-pain in the ar-- ,but all cars went that way.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:45 am 
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Starting to sound more like coil ??
Check ALL battery connections..
Invest in test lamp if on budget..
Should have hot wire to coil...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:36 am 
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Okay...improvised with the test light...Light on with the key in the on position but no light on the cranking position...Went under dash and unplugged the wires at the side of the barrel where the E-PROM sits(i think)...some codes came out at 4 flashes each...then the light stayed on...The nearest sparky that i trust is over 85 kms away...Tested coil...seems fine...Does anyone have info on the BEM or BCM???

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:35 am 
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http://www.coolcats.net/tech/troubleshooting/tfi.html

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:47 pm 
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Thanks for that...checked the site out...will look at that now and see how i go with this!!! :D

 

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