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no start no crank no click – GM

How to diagnose a no start no click on GM vehicle. If you have a late model GM vehicle and turn the key only to hear nothing, you’ll most likely think you have a dead battery—and you may. But a no start, no crank, no click condition can be far more involved than that. In the old days, power flowed through the ignition switch and down to the starter solenoid. Not anymore. The ignition switch now talks to the body control module (BCM) and it’s the BCM that initiates one of … Read More

No crank no start Ford

Fix a no crank no start on Ford No crank no start Ford issues are pretty easy to diagnose. Click on the illustration below and download the PDF wiring diagram of a typical Ford starting system. You’ll see that the system consists of a fuse, ignition switch, starter relay, transmission range selector (neutral safety switch on for an automatic transmission) or a start inhibit switch for a manual transmission, and a ground control circuit provided by the PCM. The PCM gets involved here because of the ford passive anti-theft system … Read More

Dodge Neon won’t start

Dodge Neon no crank no start If you have a Dodge Neon no crank no start condition, the first place to start diagnosis is with the battery. You must have at least 12.25 volts measured across the battery terminals to get that starter moving. And don’t think you can tell the condition of the battery terminals by looking at them—you can’t. So clean them with a wire brush. Then clean all the ground terminals coming off the negative battery terminal. That means negative battery to engine, to radiator support or … Read More

No crank no start Ford

Ford won’t start Fix no crank no start Ford Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-13-06 to address a no crank, no start, condition on the following vehicles: 2002-03 Explorer 2003 Lincoln Aviator 2002-03 Mercury Mountaineer Ford advises that you check for a loose connect of the battery cable to the junction box. If it’s loose, tighten to 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs). Next, check for looseness at the B+ terminal of the starter solenoid. The B+ terminal should be 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs) and the S terminal should be 65-IN/lbs … Read More

No crank no start Ford vehicles

My Ford won’t start No crank no start Crown Victoria F150 Expedition E-series Explorer Lincoln Navigator, Aviator, Grand Marquis, Mountaineer Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-19-14 to address a no crank, no start condition Ford vehicles 1997-2007 Crown Victoria 1997-2004 F-150 Heritage 1997-2006 Expedition 1998-2006 E-Series 1999-2006 F-Super Duty 2002-2007 Explorer 2004-2006 F-150 2007 Explorer Sport Trac MERCURY: 1997-2007 Grand Marquis 2002-2007 Mountaineer Lincoln 1998-2006 Navigator 2003-2005 Aviator Ford has traced the problem to starter terminal fatigue on the wire that goes from the starter relay to … Read More

No crank no start

Ford Focus won’t start P0068, hesitation, surge on Ford Focus 2.3L Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-20-9 to address an intermittent No crank no start, hesitation at 75 MPH, and DTC P0068 MAP/MAF Throttle position correlation on 2003 Ford Focus vehicles with the 2.3L PZEV engine. Do not replace any parts on this vehicle if you encounter this problem. Ford has released a software update to correct the problem. Take your vehicle to a Ford dealer or independent shop that has reprogramming capabilities and refer them to … Read More

No crank no start Ford Escape

Ford Escape won’t start, electrical accessories don’t work Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-9-3 to cover problems with intermittent power windows, door locks, keyless entry, lighting, speed control, radio, instrument cluster warning lamps. The problem affects 2001-04 Ford Escape vehicles and occurs more in cold weather. Ford directs you to examine connectors C134 and C263 for signs of corrosion. A water leak in the left pillar may be the original cause of the problem. Remove the driver’s side kick panel to access the connector C263. It’s the one … Read More

Fix AWD problem on GM SUVs

Diagnose and fix AWD problems on GM SUVs A low battery condition can lead to all kinds of problems. In fact, if you have a low battery on a 2007-11 GM SUV (2007-09 Pontiac Torrent, 2007-11 Chevy Equinox, GMC Acadia, 2008-11 Buick Enclave, and 2009-11 Chevy Traverse and GMC Terrain) it may cause AWD problems with the AWD system. In addition, the Service AWD bulb may light up. The low battery can also cause a “no-crank” or “slow to start cranking” condition. If you check the vehicle with a scan … Read More

No crank no start – Chrysler vehicles

My Chrysler won’t start No crank no start Chrysler has issued a TSB #08-007-08 to address problems with No crank no start – Chrysler vehicles on 2006-08 Dodge 1500-5500 series Ram trucks and 2007-08 Jeep Wrangle, Compass, and Patriot, 2008 Jeep Liberty and Cherokee, 2007-08 Avenger / Sebring, 2007-08 Caliber, and 2006-08 Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicles. The problem occurs most often in dry or cold conditions and is caused by static electricity latching up the keyless entry module. You can “reboot” the module by either disconnecting the negative battery cable or … Read More

No crank no start – Chrysler minivan

My engine won’t start – No crank no start – Chrysler minivan If you have a no crank no start problem on a Chrysler minivan or if you jumper the starter and it still does not start, focus your attention on the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. Here’s how to test them. It’s common for the wiring harness to these sensors to short out. They receive 8 volts of power and a 5 volt reference signal from the PCM. If the the 8 volt power is shorted out, the PCM … Read More

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