Question about 2003 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
I have a 2003 ford courier PG XLT and can start my ute in the mornings after about 10km of driving the immobiliser fault light starts flashing error code 24, 2 long 4 short. after i switch off the ignition the engine will no restart for ages.. ford dealership has no idea..
If I understand you right, the problem is at certain times the engine will not crank, that is turn over when you turn they ignition key to START. And at times it will start and run normally.
Might it be that the issue is with the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.
Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
3. clean brushes and guides of brush holders of the starter motor;
4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
5. check/replace the armature or field coils if determined to be defective;
6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
7. often it is the big switch that the solenoid activates that looses contacts causing no +12V internally to the motor.
8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.
In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
Given the amount of work to overhaul a starter, you might consider just replacing it.
This of course assuming that all other vital components of the car are working.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2008
hi not as simple as that have you checked all the fuses and corresponding relays and wiring connectors there is a web site that gives you the wiring diagrams for the security systems if you are ok with wiring diagrams then you will either be able to by-pass or or put a remote start switch in but as i said it is not a five miniute job if you want i can send you the sites details yates210456
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
It could be anything,untill you get it scanned you will be just wasting money and time.
Tech note: if it is something simple and you wait it will destroy more.$$$
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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