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My Ford Contour LX 1996,6 cyl 2.5 L wont start

My 1996 Ford Contour LX (6cly,2.5L automatic trans) wont start. So far, had the battery replaced....cleaned all corrosion off battery cables and repaired wire covering.... fuses,relays, starter and altenator checked out fine ..... had a new ignition switch installed. After all this it turned over 3 times then the next morning nothing again?? Anyone had a similar problem and can shed some light on where the problem may be originating from Thanks (also is it posible to bypass the ignition with remote starter ? )

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The
following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any
electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.


The
engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is
only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter
the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in
most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory
of the computer control module. There are exceptions to this, such as
the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done
is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system
for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for
engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained
technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then
based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the
correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer
replaced (known as the PCM or ECM,ECU), which is very rarely the
problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical
problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage
on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well
such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure
related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause
many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other
symptoms.

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I believe I would go and recheck the starter installation make sure you have no ground wires on with the battery wire on the starter If it did not do it before and now that you changed the starter you need to go back and recheck your install.57479478Hope this helps if this information is helpful please give me a fixya Rating and if you need any further help with this problem contact me please. Thanks, Randy

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SOURCE: My 98 jeep grand cherokee wont start.

fuse 8 40a supplies power to starter relay and ignition switch, to close the starter solenoid and engage the starter which draws directly from the battery. check to see that the starter relay is closing, if not ensure that the park neutral switch is not faulty (open circuit), it provides path to close relay (ground side) on the 85 - 86 terminals. if the starter relay does not close the starter will not run. if you have a spare relay swap out the relay for a quick fix attempt. hope this helps

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