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Ford c max 1.8 tdci engine malfunction

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Hi guys I have a 2008 ford c max 1.8 tdci zetec ...so I was traveling at around 70mph on a local motorway and the car died no bang or black smoke just a message on the dash computer saying,, engine malfunction ,, the car now won't start it also will not turn over all I get is a  a click noise when turning the key to attempt the start but no start no turning over nothing just a click ... I have had the cambelt replaced (top) I'm just trying to get some advise to cheap repair myself before goin down the garage route of anyone has experienced this please help 😕 my cars done 103,099 miles 

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Did you find out what it was? My cars had the exact same problem 

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2 hours ago, Alexkey33 said:

Did you find out what it was? My cars had the exact same problem 

As Del says, when you get a click but no turn-over of the engine, first suspect is battery / alternator. Alternator failure can sometimes lead to no charging, without any warning light on, and when the battery finally runs out of juice, the car will just suddenly die. I have had this, in an older Sierra. Then it will not start.

If not that, and the battery is fully charged and in good condition, then you need to get a decent diagnostic reader, and find out what the message means. There are not many things that can cause the click & no turn-over condition.

A broken wire (one of the fat ones) between battery & engine / starter / alternator is one possibility.

Cluster problems and other CAN bus failures will cause the immobiliser to prevent starting, but there will be a flashing LED or message, and no click, if this is the case.

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