Ford Bantam does not start.

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Asked by Dan Apr 23, 2019 at 04:18 AM about the Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 ford bantam, with about 108 000 Km on the
clock.
Ocassionally, especially when it is raining or misty, the car
does not start. There is no ignition at all. The motor does
not run, the car does not idle,  and the rpm remains zero.

The battery is fine and has been checked multiple times.
The engine is in working order. Pushing the car or trying to
jumpstart it doesn't help, because there is no ignition.

The ignition system seems to be the only thing that could
be causing the issue. The car behaves as if the key (which
usually works every other time) is the wrong key . The
ignition computer was checked and is fully functional.

Is there something else which is somehow affected by
water, rain, mist, or moisture which can cause the car not
start, or not to recognize the key?
The problem usually persists until the weather clears, or for
a few hours.

12 Answers

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Use a hear dryer on hot on the key reader for a while. It sounds like the key reader , reader coil.

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I have the same problem with my 2003 Ford Bantam. The Hear Dryer is not a permanent solution. What is the permanent solution?

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Did you use the hair dryer just where you usually insert the key?

7,845

Round the edge where the Key reader is located. It fits arround the ignition lock under the covers. Blow arround the outside edge of the ignition lock

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7,845

The perminant solution is to remove the Computer Box, The key reader and send us these two items and the keys and we can sort the problem out. phone 0820606425. We are in the Pretoria area.

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This hair dryer use seems to have worked. Where are you in PTA?

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Pretoria East. If you can send me a Whatsapp on : 0820606425 I will sent you directions.

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Hi Guru97FK8, where can I get this? The Transceiver for Ford Bantam

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Its best for us to check all three, The Computer Box, the transceiver and the keys. Transceivers are not available on the market anymore, but we repair / refurbish them. The perminant solution is to remove the Computer Box, The key reader and send us these items and the keys and we can sort the problem out. phone 0820606425. We are based in the Elardus Park, Pretoria East area.

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Ok, Thanks. However, I am in Kenya, do you have the same service with a supplier here in Kenya?

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Yes, We have done one of these from Kenya. If you courier these to use in South Africa. No problem. You can Whatsapp me at +27 820606425. We do the repair and courier them back. Send me a Whatsapp and I will end the details. We do have an Import Export licence. We can do this through Globeflight or if you know of someone who comes this way.

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es, We have done one of these from Kenya. If you courier these to use in South Africa. No problem. You can Whatsapp me at +27 820606425. We do the repair and courier them back. Send me a Whatsapp and I will send the details. We do have an Import Export licence. We can do this through Globeflight or if you know of someone who comes this way.

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