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It's not starting. Yeah I have checked them. But it's saying…

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It's not starting Mechanic's...

It's not starting

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yeah I have checked them

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

But it's saying Engine malfunction

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ford?

It's a 58 plate

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes im.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have an 'engine malfunction message on the dashboard

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: UK Car
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UK Auto Mechanic: Peter Zavarelli,
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today. In some cases, I may need more info to assist better. I apologize for any delay.
I try to be here most weekdays and some weekends. If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

The engine malfunction message and the no start are both related. This indicates that the engine computer has detected a fault with one or more of its sensors or components internally and is causing this fault here.

What has to be done to locate the reason this is occurring is to have the fault codes read out/checked using a compatible scan tool or computer plugged into your vehicles data port that can read all computers in your vehicle. Once this is done there will be at least one fault code set that will then need to be diagnosed to then help to locate and repair this fault here. This has to be done to help locate this issue for repair.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above). You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question. I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks, Pete

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can I do this on my own or do I have to get a mechanic to do this
UK Auto Mechanic: Peter Zavarelli,
 replied 3 months ago

If you had a compatible scan tool with the correct software to read all computers for any codes set you could do this yourself but usually a mechanic has to perform this check/testing for you to locate the fault.

Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help here or above ( should be a link to click on ) as this is how I receive credit for my time, this can be done at any time and you can still come back here and reply if needed. Your 5-star rating is appreciated

Thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Do you know roughly how much a mechanic would charge for this service. Rough estimate?
UK Auto Mechanic: Peter Zavarelli,
 replied 3 months ago

Usually, a mechanic will charge about an hours labor to do this testing or around $100 in most cases. The repair costs will vary all depending on what is found to be at fault. But it may run anywhere from an additional $100 to over $500 to have repaired.

Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help here or above ( should be a link to click on ) as this is how I receive credit for my time, this can be done at any time and you can still come back here and reply if needed. Your 5-star rating is appreciated

Thanks Pete

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