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Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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My Ford series iii AU wagon suddenly wont start ...took the

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Hi Pearl my Ford series iii AU wagon suddenly wont start ...took the dog to the park...started good went on to IGA stoped in the carpark, came out car wont start ???Engine turns over real battery problems ..tried and tried again to no avail. Its an automatic and i eventually pulled it home. Please can you help ?
JA: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked all fuses
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

This sounds like a fault with the fuel pump itself.I have seen the fuel pump act up like this here before on several models and fail suddenly needing replaced.I would have the fuel pressure tested to see if it is low or no pressure at all.If you have the correct pressure one other common component that can act up and cause an issue like this here is the crank position sensor itself.Most engines now use a crank sensor that tells the computer and ignition components what position the crank is at so the ignition and fuel injectors can operate properly.If fuel pressure is o.k. I would have the fault codes checked to see if any codes are set.If any codes are set the codes need diagnosed to locate and correct this fault here.A scan tool plugged into your vehicle can be used to monitor the engine rpm signal.If there is no rpm signal when cranking over the engine this can indicate a faulty crank sensor needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete