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Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Ride: Xh falcon

Location: FITZROY NORTH
VIC, Australia

Hi everyone,

I am pretty stumped as to what's happening with my car. I have had a pretty deep trawl around on here but nothing has solved it yet.

So it's an xh van I put an AUIII in a while ago it all fired up and was running well. Running the distributor from the xh engine.

Then one day about a month back it would crank but wouldn't start.

I traced it to the coil which i replaced twice. The nodule on the new coils seemed to be shorter than the original and wouldnt seat properly so I moved the plug up a bit on the lead and it started a couple times and then stopped starting. I don't know what was happening here.

At some point after this I lost the keys and drilled out the ignition barrel and replaced it.

I think I got it started after this though.

Now it has randomly stopped cranking too - battery is fine.

I can hear the relays click.
I suspected the BCM it is a brown one which I replaced a while back. I haven't opened it up to have a look but it looks dry.

I have tried starting it and giving it a few taps but to no avail it wont crank.

I pulled the two red wires with blue tracer out from the small clip on the bcm and connected them, but there doesn't seem to be any power running through those lines with the multimeter. And nothing happened.

I have changed all the fuses the crt lamp was blown, I replaced it.

When I turn the key the smartlock just comes up for second then turns off like normal.

I have tapped the solenoid on the starter.

Pretty stumped with this.

Suppose it give me a chance to try out the legendary ford mods forums.

Thanks.
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