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Changed the Battery and starter works power OK but will not start

Having changed a Flat Battery in my Fiesta 1.3 which has a KA engine it will not start. The electrics are all ok and the starter motor is turning over ok, but the vehicle still refuses to fire up.
My next step is to check the HT is live? have you any other ideas.
any help would be appreciated.


Mike in the UK

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  • netball4us Jan 09, 2009

    Many Thanks to all those who came back with a reply, the problem has been resolved. It was a blown fuse on the Fuel Pump Safety device. This happened when re-connecting a New battery, it seems to have created transients on the DC rail and blown the fuse.

    So i'm back on the road but no bloody radio as i have lost the keycode. So it's off to Mr Fixit.

    Best Wishes




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Hi! Can you see if the cam is turning? i.e. looking inside the top of the engine through the oil filler whilst someone cranks the engine. If it isn't revolving or you can't see then,Take a plug out and insert it back into lead and rest it on engine, listen again whilst someone cranks. Does it sound different, is there a spark?
You may have had the Cambelt break so unfortunately your valves are not opening/closing correctly hence No start.
Hopefully this is not so and it is just an electrical fault.
Keep me up to date please!
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    Hi Mike, Great to see your sorted! Why not give Ford a ring with your vin number they'll have your code on file. I presume your radio is the original equipment?
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You have to have fuel and good spark so eliminate these first,try an airosole spay in the intake to see if it fires

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