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Ford fiesta,1996,petrol,fails to start.

Ok,ford fiesta 1996,petrol.1.1 HCS engine.turn key,immo light goes out,and engine turns over,but fails to start,tested fuel pump(removed from tank and bench tested,)works fine,but no power to pump,also no spark at spark plugs.
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Either your fuel pump relay or the safety shut off switch

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My 99 Isuzu Rodeo suddenly wouldn't start. It has power but will not engage the starter 2 turn over. I just replaced the starter &thoroughly cleaned the battery terminals & it still will not turn over

nice question and $10 volt meter would have saved you $250.
not counting wasted labor and costs. on that.
why guess ?"
First was fuses, and check starter relay if it has one..(more later)
cab fuse box fuse named"starter" no less.

we have posted no cranks here like 100 times now
and is same on most cars (with key starts)
that have automatic transmission, do you..?
My guess is the car will not jumper cable crank either with a donor car running, (watch AAA tow truck workers, see those steps)?
so ill pretend im there. and what i do..... not easy with so many fail paths.
1: the battery reads, 12.6vdc rested or more, ok its not dead.
(tool = any cheap voltmeter)
2: the 4 ends of the battery cables are not rusted. or loose.
3: i hot wire the starter solenoid, OMG it cranks.
that means the key line is dead.
3b: no, its still dead. so that is failure of starter, cables or battery.
but i have 12vdc at battery and 12vdc to starter lug with my neg. meter lead (a trick) to starter casing cranked, shows truth.!!!
if yes, 12v there the starter is DEAD. (or solenoid but i dont to them) (cranking)
get a new starter,
HOT WIRE works !: fail path 2..
ok, now the starter cranks, hot wired above
so what then?
well ,does it crank in neutral like the owners guide directs you.
if yes, then the PRNDL switch is bad on the P circuit.
that switch is on the side of the transmission. buy one... now.
PATH 3 failure:
ok P and N are dead. 0v out cranked on both pins here.
so what now?, i use the same $10 voltmeter from walfart
to check the input to PRNDL switch, omg its dead too, 0v
cranking.. at its INPUT. oops the problem is up stream.
all test done cranking, sorry,...
PATH 4: failure, the IMMO path:

above assumes ( sorry this is really first) no IMMO on car, immoblizers or alarms doing same crank kills, factory or aftermarket.

this car does have a starter relay and has IMMO.
that controls that relay. fact (if opted day one new)
so if the dash idiott lamp shows IMMO active.
it is.
ive posted on Rodeo here before.
here is the path.
when you turn the key to crank
the fuse below goes HOT.
that hot path, goes to the A.T switch or the clutch switch
as your case may be.
then if the iMMO is happy the IMMO grounds
the relay bottom coil and the relay ENERGIZES
and car cranks.

25916941-lx3lfdsu0gl5simxdk0r4o1e-5-0.jpg there, i covered every path to no cranks on this one car
if you had looked at first
you'd have saved $250 ! (costing only $15 took)
or asked here first, instead of gue$$ing.

key on and see if the immo light works. and goes out.?
cluster lamp...
more./ the door lock fuse blown kills the IMMO dead.
as will the IMMO fuse.
i the IMMO light is dead, then check fuses. and were first always.
the below is the cluster lamp
when you key on all lamps are tested, for 1 second or so
is yours even alive? if opted, and surely youd know if a lamp just suddenly went dead.
one way to tell is to see if the IMMO fuses are populated.
there are other ways, and more hard.

25916941-lx3lfdsu0gl5simxdk0r4o1e-5-1.jpg some cars with no factory IMMO
have aftermarket systems, that i cant see here.....

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I have a96 isuzu trooper just had the starter checked and its good but still not doing anything when i stick key in theignition to start could it be the security system

NO CRANK. 96 USA car,(are my answers) check all fuses 1st !
C1 and FL1 and FL3 fuses good?
4wd ? or 2wd. auto or stick shift?
which engine? size? and cyl count....??????? 2.6 or 3.2liters?
wiring varies by engine type, so i guess more....
Does it crank ok with jumper cables (?) to a running donor car?
can be lots of things, gee the IMMO light in the dash is clear.
is it glowing? (the operators guide covers that.)
is this a USA car or Canada? some are different.
got a voltmeter even a $10 walfart meter works perfect.
or do you want to gue$$ and go broke fast. its your cash but/?.......
3.2 v6 shows no IMMO pins on the PCM...... so...?? in 1996

  1. battery dead, or discharges or terminals at 4 ends bad on cables.
  2. Fuses good.?
  3. turn key does CEL lamp glow?(cluster) if not , its not going to start with a dead ECU.
  4. no is the IMMO lamp glowing.
  5. key to start, (crank pos) silent.? now shift to Neutral like the the operators guide shows, cranks now? (a/t trans and no trans stated, so.... i guess away at what is there......
  6. does the starter relay close cranking, if not, work back from that and dont blame the starter, motor. fuse C1 runs this relay. is C1 good. or FL1 or FL2 fuse blows,
  7. ill now show the schematic (wild guessing engine and transmission..!!!)
this is the cranking path, (good starter and battery and cables)
the top of the drawing is the main power 12v feed from FL1 and FL2 fuses. (mains)
then you turn the switch to start
and 12v goes to fuse C1. got that?
then to the a/t box PRNDL switch. and in park or neutral
the 12vcc passes (10 to 12.6) cranking, or more if starter dead.
goes to the starer relay. the relay closes. does it?
if not it will never ever crank the starter.
if you have manual trans, the part in ? below is a clutch switch (pedaL )

the bottom of the coil in starter relay is grounded. full time.
if you have antitheft option the Antitheift module makes up that ground. if happy.
so if the pin 5 on relay is 12vdc(dead relay) then the IMMO is unhappy. good luck fixing that.....

if IMMO not happy,
we then try both keys, lost your spare?

one voltmeter and 15min work , or 10 less if IMMO lamp glows or flashes.
does it?
my post assumes, all things can fail, lacking, good input on dash lamps....

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Just changed ignition lock cylinder and my 1999 toyota 4runner limited wont start

wont start, or wont crank>????????

did you follow all the steps in the FSM for this?
and heed the warnings?
did you shut down the AIR bags first. (battery pull and the 90 second rule) and keep battery pulled whole time?
air bags can kill, and ign. key fiddling is #1 here.
i bet you did not pull the battery as the FSM directs and you blew the fuses. or worse.
do you have the IMMO , immoblizer option, is the IMMO dash lamp
telling you, its ACTIVE, that is, IMMOBILized? bingo
the IMMO lamp tells you , im ok, at key on, and then tells you Im off or on. the operators guide covers this lamp, lost your guide?

the IMMO cuts fuel , not cranking in most cars.
Does the CEL glow key on, if not the ECU is dead, blown fuse #1 reason.

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My 96 pajero will not start at times

did you try to jumper cable start car?
that is a NO CRANK issue, no car starts (cept mine, its an M.T) with out the starter motor working, (mine can be push started or hill started)
Jumpers fix issue?, so bad/dead /discharged battery.
so is the IMMO light showing IMMO blocking, , you ever read the operators guide and see IMMO rules>
lamp on, lamp off, lamp flashing... all have meanings.
the IMMO cuts fuel, not the starter,
so its not IMMO. Its a bad starter system. (it is a system of parts)

no crank has many causes. the tests are easy with a voltmeter.
a $20 volt meter can save you the cost of a $140 battery.

It can be a free fix. (clean the battery lugs yet>?) ask how.
to start the engines (assume engine is ok and EFI ok, and spark ok)
the start system can fail like this.

1: A dead battery ,bad bat., or only discharged, a voltmeter solves this riddle. (ask how)
if only discharged, then charge it. and find cause of discharge ,1st or it will repeat.
the order here, counts.
2: bad battery to starter cables.
3: bad starter solenoid, or starter. we hot wire IT.(ask)

(fails? , bad starter,assumes battery side is good,first)
hot wire fails.
I hit the starter casing with a hammer bam, it now works.

4: starter cranks hot wired. it's good. (test passes so i then find the bad KEY line. cause,,, we now have problem cut in half.

5: the KEY line is that wire that runs from KEY (ST) to the starter , small wire.
on an A/.T car, (auto/trans) car, the key line passes thru the
PRNDL switch on tranny. so wiggle the gear shift. cranks now>?
try cranking in Neutral. some cars allow this, and
the Neutral side of the switch will like new, and car cranks.

that was the long answer.
here is the short.
Take it in. call the auto club.
guess, i guess,?
1: left head lights on.
2: battery lugs never cleaned.
3: battery died.

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I have a 2007 Honda accord se and I cannot get my car to turn over ive tried disconnecting the alarm system thinking that was the problem and nothing the pager alarm keeps reading inhibit

hybrid or not, what engine I4 or V6, got IMMO? just a clue?
all fuses>? ok? that is first on all elect failure including EFI.

The 2007 and hybrid both have immoblizer options, yours?
pager alarm? after market stuff? hacks? call them...... yes.
IMMO cuts fuel if anyone attempts to hotwire the car (like on TV malarky,see movie PARKER, what a joke.)
The IMMO signals bad key or good key code, does it?
this is in the operators guide , is it lost?

turn over, what does that man.
dead starter motor (dont spin or turn over)
or the engine does not turn over, due to above dead starter?
no crank?
or no start? are 2 different things.
i looked up the IMMO schematic and it does not stop the starter.
it only cuts fuel
so if you mean the engine does crank and the engine fails to sTART.
then check the IMMO responses. if ok. or not.
check for fuel injection
then check for spark;

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have exact same problem myself checked all fuses they are fine & my car is a ford fiesta yr 2000 model Ghia gonna have a look at the 50amp fuses

Any1 else out there have a possible solution. If this 1 dont work

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