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Won't start Engine turns over, but engine won't start

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Need to check a few things .is there spark and is the gas coming to the motor. turn the key and listen for a biz noise from the gas tank, if you got that then the fuel pump is working, you need to see if you have any spark to the spark plug. if there is no spark then you need a crank position sensor

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

  • John Nov 01, 2012

    Have changes the fuel pump, fuel filter, crank sensor and cam sensor. Have fuel to the fuel rail, and have spark.The van started for a little while after using some starter fluid. Switched out relays too. Still won't run.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Nov 01, 2012

    well if it starts with the help of starter fluid then you have a bad fuel pressure regulator. it is no the fuel rail

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Hello first of all


well i am sorry a mechanic cant figure this out its really sad. ok so your problem is your either one of two things but most likely the first one i list.

1. camshaft postion sensor
2. crankshaft postion sensor

Now that being said it most likely the camshaft sensor the reason i say that is when a crankshaft postion sensor is bad the car has very hard starts and most of the time no start issues. When a camshaft postion sensor is bad the car cuts off whil driving and can be hard to start up again.

So that being said they are both pretty cheap parts i would go ahead and replace them both and i would bet my 5 years as ford mechanic that solves your issue.

The crank postion sensor is located behind the harmonic balancer pully or right beside it here is a picture from autozone.com and description.

The crankshaft position sensor identifies position of the crankshaft to the ignition control module (ICM), engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM).

  • When not replaced, vehicle could experience no- or hard start, long crank time, misfire, lack of power, excessive hydrocarbons in oil, spark plug fouling, catalytic converter failure, poor fuel economy, CEL/MIL illumination or intermittent shutdown.
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  • jamiesturm29_6.jpgAnd the camshaft sensor picture and info from autozone.com below.

    The camshaft position sensor identifies position of the camshaft to the ignition control module (ICM), engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM).
  • When not replaced, vehicle could experience no- or hard start, long crank time, misfire, lack of power, excessive hydrocarbons in oil, spark plug fouling, catalytic converter failure, poor fuel economy, CEL/MIL illumination or intermittent shutdown.
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    The crankshaft postion sensor is 22.99 and the cam is 19.99 so 50.00 bucks and about hours time should have you up and running.

    PS if this helps please 4 thumbs up it helps me continue to help on here thanks

    Posted on May 19, 2011

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    immobilsor has come on so only course of action is to call a specialist auto locksmith or the dealer to release the immobilisor ,have you lost the chip out of the key?? have a look and try the spare key

    Posted on May 25, 2011

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    possibly the ignition is bad. If you turn the key forward and then crank it from the battery to the starter will it start and run?

    Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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    Check the starter and the starter relay or fuse. A client of mines car was doing the same thing, it ended up being two issues, the starter not working anymore, and a relay that was bad. If I am not mistaken everything should be labeled in the fuse box under the hood and will tell you where the fuse/ relay is for your vehicle

    Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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    SOURCE: 99 windstar van, won't turn over,won't

    baterr ywas dead changed it-new battery worked-discharged once air turned on-put in 2nd bateer yseems fimne as long as you don't turn on the air-if you do there is a clicking inside radioconsole and discharges battery

    Posted on Jul 23, 2011

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