The car was running fine yesterday as far as I know. When I went to
turn the car on this morning It wouldn't turn over, however, the car
isn't dead. When I turn the key the lights come still come on, so there
is power to the car. Its just when i got to fire it up, I get about one
crank out of the engine and then it stops trying to turn over.
So after a boost the car started fine, ran fine, and I drove
around for a hour in hopes that charging the battery enough to maybe
get a second start out of it while I ran inside and got the directions
to a local mechanic. But no luck. even after all that driving the exact
same problem persists. But the fact the car runs fine once started is
leading me to believe the battery has crapped out.
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ecu is taking up more voltage as a back up reserved. Try removing the battery once it is loaded in the evening and put it back in the morning and try to start.Trial and observation will pin point the main cause.
Hello, Yes it sounds as if it is a computer problem. There is no way to bypass it you will have to replace the engine computer. Good luck and feel free to ask anymore questions about this and I will do my best to answer them.
if the battery is not much good then you will get issues like this also being a ford I would check the earth connection from the car battery to the car body, the main feed. also there is another o the gearbox and another that runs to the altenator, these are all common poor earth problems. ensure they have a good conatct.
Secondly have you checked the fuel relay is not loose or maybe on it's way out, this again is not unusual, if the relay fails then it has an electro magnet inside, poor powr from the battery will make it stick either open or closed like a light switch kinda, you should here it ticking at the fuse box when the key is turned, also immobilisers often use this part of the cars wiring to stop fuel coming to the engine as a security measure. Maybe thats the issue the immobiliser shutting the relay down.
I would certainly check that first as its super simp,e to replace. Regards Dan
The Battery light being on indicates a charging system problem. This could be Battery, Alternator, or Regulator. If you get the car running, put a voltmeter on the battery and check the voltage. With the engine about 1500 rpm, you should see 13.7 to 15.1 volts. If you are under 13.7, then you have a charging issue - alternator. If you are over 15.1 volts, regulator (probably built into the alternator). If this is good, then the issue is likely either the battery or a poor connection to the battery.