Starter cranks motor, fuel pump does not kick on when key is turned on. No codes present. Check engine light turns off when cranking. HELP
I have a 1997 Lincoln Continental and have basically the same problem. The anti theft light keeps blinking. Origionally we thought it couldve been fuel pump. We took car to a mechanic and he said everything in engine is running great! It's the anti theft. Problem is, no one know if there is a way to bypass or to turn anti theft off so the car will start. I only have one key and the keyless entry code. I read owners manual and did everything it said to do as far as disarming but to no avail. Any other suggestions?
I think the anti theft anewer is correct. I have an extra key for my
'99 Lincoln continental that apparently doesnt have whatever "chip" it
needs in it. If you try to use that key it cranks but won't start. I
don't know if the key "chip" can fail or not. Maybe a quick
conversation with a lock smith will shed some light on the
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It is not starting most likely due to lack/no fuel or no spark. You will have to determine if there is a fuel supply. Can you hear the fuel pump come on if you remove the gas cap and put your ear close while turning the key to the on position? If you can't hear it operate for a second or two, it may not be working. Pull a spark plug wire off the spark plug and hold it over the engine and crank the motor. If a continuos spark is present the ignition system is ok.
Check power to starter motor and solenoid. If no power present on engine crank, then check ignition barrel, key and main fuses.If power present on cranking, but starter motor does not energize, then check starter connections and replace starter motor and solenoid if necessary. Double check starter motor operation with starter removed from the engine. If it works, then check engine condition as this may be seized.
If it doesn't crank or do nothing, check the starter and ignition fuse. If it does, check for your fuel pump kicking on. When you turn the key, you should hear it buzz for a second or two. Check fuel filter, could be clogged. If fuel checks out, it may be your distributor, which includes the rotor and cap. It may be a cam sensor or crank sensor. With so many posibilities, if you can get a code, this would be your best bet. If not, perhaps go to a junkyard where you can get these parts cheap.
IIf doesn't crank then problem with neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, starter or ignition switch. If cranks then could be bad crankshaft sensor, bad ignition coil pack, blown injector(s) but usually you will get a stall beforehand. Fuel pump could be dead, turn key to ON (not starting) and listen for a few second hum as it primes the fuel rail. Also check to see if check engine light comes on for a few second with key to ON, if not then not powering up due to shirt or bad. Possible but rarely the fuel filter is so clogged it no longer allows fuel, but usually will allow start after sitting.
check to see if starter relay clicks while turning key to start position,if it does click check to see if voltage is reaching starter solenoid..if voltage at post on starter solenoid,but not cranking replace bad starter..(starter relay is located in fuse panel under hood..place finger on it while someone turns key to crank position ..should feel light click)
Does anti-theft light come on for a sec then turn off when you turn on the key or does it flash with key on?
You said that CEL turns off while cranking,does it come back on if you continue to crank after about 8-10 seconds of cranking?
If it does not then your PCM is not seeing a signal from the crankshaft postion sensor.You can try wiggling the harness at the crankshaft postion sensor and see if it will start.
check fuel pump relay/should run pump for two sec when key is turned on. try turning key on but dont crank did pump hum/if it did look towards leaky fuel inj./faulty pressure reg. poss clogged fuel filt.
Nate, I'm not sure what you mean when you say,"I can get it to whine but not turn over. The starter is trying to get it to turn, but I don't think it is getting any gas".
Separate and aprt from not getting any gas is the fact( if I understande you correctly) that the motor is not being cranked by the starter motor. You say "it whines". You are referring to the starter motor, right? the starter motor should not "whine". If this is what's happening by guess is the Bendix spring in the starter motor is broken. The bendix spring is a heavy spring that is mounter on s worm gear in the starter motor. When you go to start the motor by turning the key the starter motor turn and the spring travels down this worm gear and engages tthe geared flywheel and cranks the engine. As soon as the engine starts the flywheel is now turning the bendix spring faster that the starter motor and the spring kicks back to its original position. If the spring is broken it never engages the flywheel and the engine wont crank. The fact that you say the starter "whines" is what I would expect you to hear if the starter is at fault.
As far as no fuel flow there are 2 ifs: if you have an electric fuel pump, then there is a problem in the fuel flow. If you do not have a electric pump then the fuel pump runs off of the engines motion and since the engine is not cranking, the pump is not pumping and the fuel is not flowing.
Anything else you can add before we conclude that the starter has to come off?