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Faulty Battery, Computer (Pcm / Ecu) Relay, Starter Or Anti-Theft???

12 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hello all!

Of course, I'm new here, and I've been asking all over the net about my issue. I've been getting lots of great hints, ideas and advice, but figure that too much information in this case is better than not enough.

In short, my family's car is a New Zealand registered 2008 base model Ford Mondeo Sedan. It is a European Ford from Belgium I believe? The vehicle is powered by a 2.0L 'Duratec-HE' engine.

The problem is when we turn the key to start the car, there is no cranking at all, just clicking. There is an 'Immobilser Active' warning, strange flickering and whining in the cabin, and strange noises coming from under the hood.

We not long completed a road trip of around 900kms return, and the car didn't miss a beat! Yet the very next day. she spat the dummy and wouldn't crank. All I can say is thank goodness it decided to wait till it was home parked in the garage to stop, rather than 5 or 6 hours away from home!!!

Anyway, I have put 3 clips on YouTube to show what's happening. They will take around 2-3 minutes to view.




Is this going to be an expensive fix? I'm praying not!

Anyway, thanks for viewing / reading and thanks for sharing your thoughts!