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2006 starting problems

First off my check engine light comes on and off almost monthly but always resulting in it taking itself off. When I go to start the car and turn the key it turns over but takes anywhere from 2-4 seconds to actually start. Then my needle for the temp and for the fuel with click while staying all the way down, suddenly then they will go to the correct position.

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  • traceyandmel Aug 14, 2008

    I'm also having the same problem although my vehicle will NOT start, just makes a "clicking" sound when I try to start the engine.



    Is this possibly a problem with the starter?

  • toshia1211 Aug 29, 2008

    hello i have a problem of the same variety and my check charging light system light came on my battery is no older than six months whats wrong

  • shaogdel Oct 02, 2008

    hello I also have the same problem, I turn the key all the way to start and it just clicks and the lights either come on very dimmly on the dashboard or not at all and then the gauges go all sporadic by making wierd clicking noises.


















  • docroberson Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same identical problem. Dashboard meters do not turn on immediately when key is activated. Clicking in dashboard. Difficulty starting. Sometimes takes up to five minutes. Taking car to World Ford in Pensacola on Monday. Will post my resolution later.

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The Check engine light come's on to alert the driver that a problem exist . DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes are stored when the light comes on . To find the problem one should take there vehicle to a qualified repair shop . A longer then normal crank time could be caused by a number of different thing's . Testing electrical circuits , fuel pump pressure an flow testing an viewing scan data is the proper way to diagnose these type problem's .
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it sounds like either the key is going bad (chip inside) or the PAT's immobilizer system is not detecting a key is inserted with the correct code. If you remove the column surround you will see connectors just make sure all of these are secure, watch the yellow one do not disconnect it as its the airbag and theres a chance of it deploying.
Also try your spare ignition key if you have one.

If all is ok i'm afraid you may need to make a trip to ford for them to diagnose, the pat's system works well almost too well sometimes. i deal alot with them while installing remote starts and when they go wrong its almost always the dealer to resolve it. They have the computer software to test the system.
Sorry,

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: parking brake light, abs brake

callipers and brakes and disc need to be fixed

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: random no starts

Check the fuel pump relay. I had this same problem and it was a $6 relay in the engine fuse box.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

Gort007
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SOURCE: Car will not start when key is turned to start

Turn ON headlights and try to start car.

Headlights stay lit, no change in brightness means an open relay.
Start car in Neutral, or move gear shift in and out of Park and try to start in Park; otherwise it is the ignition relay switch or the starter solenoid.

Headlights dim slightly: Low battery charge

Headlights dim significantly or shut off completely: Battery cable connections are really dirty. Remove cables from battery and clean cable clamps and battery posts. You may not need to boost to start.

Hope this helps!




Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Car won't start after it is hot. Turns over and

that would be a wet soak concern, Likely fuel pump failure

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