Car Wont Start! Garage Cant Work Out Why
Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:13 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:58 AM
The thing about these cars is they may look complex and that but they're a simple process to a point, a petrol being a 4 stage affair, the same with a diesel except their is no ignition just compression. You need three things to make an engine go, Air, Fuel and a spark, but in a diesel you just need compression.
If the Ford garage have been properly thorough in checking injectors both of opening and sealing, timing, fuel pressure, compression testing each cylinder, then I guess you could be looking at an ECU problem. I'm not as clued up with the TDCi engines, but I would've thought even spraying some WD40 down the inlet would show some results of wanting to start.
Why was the starter changed out of interest?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:00 AM
Ok here goes! Car one day doesn't start. Ticking over but not starting.
"Ticking over" is when you have already started the engine and it is running at 700rpm etc (with your foot of the throttle) or whatever the "tickover" speed is (idle/ idling)
is when the starter motor is "turning over"/ "cranking", being "cranked over" the engine when you turn the key but its not "firing"
"My tickover is too high, my engine is ticking over at 2000rpm" - (your engine is running at 2000rpm with your foot off the throttle/ accelerator pedal/ idle is too fast/ idling too fast)
"My engine is turning over (cranking) but not firing" (when the ignition key is turned, engine turns over/ cranks/ turns on the starter but does not fire(start/ burst into life) )
I don't know what is wrong with your car but these are important things to know
If the engine was turning over before you would not have needed a new starter motor
Watch the garage does'nt charge you too much - (sounds expensive)
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:18 AM
Also i would say to check your exhaust to see if it is blocked by something.
notice: I am not a mechanic, nor i have any particular knowledge about Diesel engines
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:00 PM
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