thats true but obviously either the one used is rubbish or the guy hasnt a clue with all thats been replaced and it still has the same fault theres a massive jump from battery to cat to crank sensor temp sensor and as i found out when my ti vct cam needed replaced only ford actually got the right diagnosis
It was not the AA guy who suggested all of these things. Things started going wrong all at once and these were what my Dad and a friend (with a hand held reader) found to be the problem. The only thing the AA guy found was the temp sensor which incidently resolved the last issue that was coming up with the engine management light being on. The first thing he did when he arrived was plug his reader in and this was the only fault.
If the engine is turning over, we can be sure that your battery & starter motor are healthy, and that the battery leads are secure.
So that leaves two main possible answers - no fuel, or no spark
As to the causes of those problems, it's a bit more tricky.
For example it could be:
Coil packs (although would all 4 go at the same time?)
Fuel sender (saying you have fuel when your tank is empty)
You could try various things until you find the problem, but a good code reading would probably be the best place to start.
Having the AA guy out again, he changed a fuse which he said wass linked to the fuel pump and this resolved the most recent issue. He plugged in his reader and no faults came up after fixing this. He did, however, suggest that maybe my fuel pump and/or fuel injectors might be getting tired or as a result of the age of the car or that there might be water getting into the tank. He said if I start having this starting issue again it might be them.
Are they quite pricey to replace? And is it worth getting them changed anyway or just wait for it to go wrong again? I considered getting rid of the car but a friend said that the amount of money I have spent recently to get it running as well as it is, he said keep getting these bits done as and when they crop up.
Thanks for the hep so far.