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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Ive put a new battery in it and it turns over but wont

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Ive put a new battery in it and it turns over but wont start?
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes to all of the above
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: ka 2002 its been idels for a bout 3 months idle
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: ive changed the battery for a new one and tried to start it and although it does try it never catches
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think thats it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that will cause a no start condition. You're either missing spark, fuel or both. If the problem started as a result of the vehicle sitting for a few months then wiring damage from rodents is a very good possibility.

The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a scan tool or code reader to see if the engine controller communicates, and if it does to see if any fault codes are setting. Have you checked for codes?

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