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P1631 Fault, 2002 focus 1.8 tdci non start, The car won't

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P1631 Fault, 2002 focus 1.8 tdci non start
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: The car won't start at all. Put on my diagnostic computer. This is the fault coming up.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I've swapped over relay k13 but still same issue
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Customer: Yes I am
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 7 months ago.
Hi there ,good afternoon to you and sorry for the delayed response
My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to offer you some technical assistance with your concernIs this the only code that is logged in the PCMKind regards ***** *****
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 7 months ago.
Does the glow plug light flash when cranking
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi Brian, yes, this is the only fault code stored.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
When cranking, no glow plug light, looks as it usually does.
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 7 months ago.
Hi there thanksOk the code p1631 referees to the main Ecu power hold relay circuit lowThis is relay k13 in the bjb which you have already swapped so the relay can be ruled outNext check fuse 9 (20amp) in the bjb (for voltage at both sides (ignition on )
If there is voltage present
Remove the k13 relay and bridge pins 3&5 of where the relay would sit in the fuse box ports ) using a piece of wire
And see if the vehicle will startRegards ***** *****

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