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03 focus non z tec...
03 focus non z tec new starter, alternator,battery,starter relay. battery cabels are clean. wont turn over. just hear fuel pump come on. checked anti theft its ok. now what?
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.HOW did you check the antitheft system?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
light blinks 1 evert 2-3 sec with key out. with key in start position solid for 2-3 sec. then goes out. car starts on a jump every time. battery shows 12.57 on my meter.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Check fuse 8 in the under hood fuse box both for being good and having power while trying to crank the engine.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok. do you know what amp it may be
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
30
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
be right back
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Alright. Let me know what you find. Ill be standing by.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
fuse looks good . how would I check that for power when I crank it doesnt turn over at all
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Actually just check it with the key on. Theres two little holes in the top of the fuse.. both should have power with the key on.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't have a test light . how could I use my meter to check, not sure what setting. guesing hold black to a good ground and red to 2 pins on fuse
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
If its auto ranging set it to DC Volts if not set it to 20 volts dc.Yes go from a good ground to the holes in the top of the fuse. Verify you got a good ground by checking the voltage at the battery positive cable first.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
k b right back
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Alright
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes in key in start position I get 11.8 to 12.3 on both sides of fuse #8
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
OK. Is this a stick or automatic?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
automatic
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
if it was nss or ignition switch I don't I would be able to jump it every time
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
OK. Next we need to test at the relay. It is located in the inside fuse box.There is a diagram either on the side or bottom of the relay to show which pin is which. You need to check for power on pins 30 and 85 and ground on 36 while turning the key to the start position.
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Do you just want a guess or do you want to test it?
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
When were done with about a half hour or so of testing we wont be thinking it could or couldnt be something.. we will know exactly what it is.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
10 4 thank you
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how do I check them
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Use your meter. Check from ground to pins 30 and 85 just like you did the fuse and to check pin 86 (not 36.. typo) check from a known good power source to pin 86. I always just run a power wire in from the battery. If you got some spare wire laying around or a jumper cable thats the easiest option.
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Unless you have backprobes your meter leads wont fit in the holes.. take a straightened out paperclip or something and stick in there and touch your meter lead to the paperclip.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
k give me a few
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Take your time. No rush on my end.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Im not sure which one is the relay. the 1 I took out does not have any pin #xs anywhere.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Just a moment.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
not sure im testing it right. maybe I should call
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I got 12.3 on 1 pin
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hope we can start again in the morning. I spent 600 and haven't gotten anywhere. thank you for your help this eve. ill be able to test the relay when its light out. hope to get to finish this with you in the morning. Tim
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
Sorry. Got called out on what should have been a quick lockout waiting on your reply and it turned into a tow.Which one do you have 12.3 on and do you have ground on pin 86 and are you testing with someone holding the key in the start position?Just reply when you get back to it in the morning and we will move on.You havent spent 600 bucks here and I wont be taking blame for any money you spent. I will help you properly test to avoid throwing parts at it as long as you are willing to do the testing I ask of you.
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