My Ford Bantam Bakkie will not start when you turn on the ignition key,engine is dead.

Asked by alphadog Nov 20, 2013 at 01:10 AM about the Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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My Ford Bantam Bakkie will not start when you turn on the ignition key,engine is dead.

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Hopefully, the engine isn't dead, just the battery

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Hi alphadog did u get it sorted? Mines doing the same and hope u have some advice for me.

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If the engine will not crank. Check the LED next to the clock. Does it come on for two to three seconds or does it flash quickly. If it flashes quick, it will then flash up a fault code, a long flash the short flashes, '1' to '5'. In this case as with the LED staying on, the PCM or Computer Box will need repair. There is someone in Pretoria who repairs them. Remove the Computer Box, The Key reader and the two keys. The person who repairs them is on (South African Phone number) : 0820606425

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Mine is not reading the key. It flashes one then one two three and repeats. Please help how do I sort it out?

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Did you drop the ignition key at any stage. a code 13 indicates – Non-PATS key or damaged encoded ignition key, or no key code received. Vehicle does not start. The PCM is not receiving a signal from the PATS Key. It could be that the transmitter in the key is damaged. The Transmitter can be replaced. We repair these systems. We are based in the Pretoria area in South Africa. Phone me at : 0820606425.

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Hi my 2007 ford bantam's rev counter and engine temp guage is not working

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Check the condition of the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor. With the Ignition Switch turned to ON and disconect the ECT Sensor on the Thermostat housing, and the cooling fan will come on. Its part of the default system. Check also the condition of the wiring harness between the PCM and the cluster. At the engine idle the engine will have a slight miss fire every seven seconds. If this happens there will be a communication problem between the PCM and Cluster. Perform a cluster self test on the cluster. : Ignition OFF, Press the ODO Trip button and hold it in and switch the Ignition switch to ON and hold, till the LCD on the ODO displays TEST, The RPM and Speedo will go to full clock sweep.

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I have a ford fiesta rocam and it won't start at all. The light flashes 1 and 5 so I take it that it is a code 15 what would this mean just had the whole motor redone

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A code 15 from the LED by the clock meams that the keys need to be coded to that Computer system. Normally at this car's age the PCM need attention, but try haveing the ignition keys coded first.

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Hi i changed oil on my 2007 rocam bantam. It started a few times after that. But it does nothing. The dash lights comes on but its does not crank only a click sound is coming from engine. The light next to the clock stays on.

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Soulds like a problem with the Power Hold Relay. This relay is located in the Central Junction Box where the interior fuses are located. Remove the screws from the fuses box area, right side under the dash, the whole junction box will drop down. This fuse is one of the small brown relays to the center right. Swop these relays arround. Also check the wires and cables to and from the battery are clean and secured as well as the cable/ harness at the starter selonoid switch.

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Hi sir ,my Ford bantum 1.3 not starting when trying to turn the ignition key to start. but dushbord light function ,it happened after I jumping it.

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With a vehicle that has a computer box, you have to be very careful when 'Jump Starting' . It the engine is not cranking when the key is turned to start, it could well be that the computer box is damaged and needs repair. I would take your vehiocle to a reputable auto electrician and have him check it over first. It could be something small.

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Bantam bakkie just swing. Don't want to start

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Check if there is spark. Check the impact switch button is pressed in.

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My ford bantam does not start on its own unless if u push it

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What year model is your Bantam ? Check the starter cable current draw.

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Hi My ford bantam model year 2007- 1300 there is power but the engine is not cranking any suggestions what might be wrong please

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What is the Immobilizer light doing ? Does it come on and go out after about two seconds as it should ? Does this Light stay on all the time ? or does it not come on at all ? or does it flash very quickly and then flash up a code ? Remember the key does not loose it's code ? Does the engine not crank when the weather is Damp ?

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Hi all I have a 2004 Ford Bantam 1.3 rocam that is no starting the light next to the clock doesn't come on at all any help will be majorly appreciated

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I have a complete motor for you that must be overall for 3k im in Cape Town

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My ford bantam rocam 2005 won't crank at all

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What is the Immobilizer light next to the clock doing ? Does it come on when the ignition is switched ON and go OFF after two seconds ? Does it not come on at all ? Or does it stay on and not go off ? or does it flash quickly and flash up codes after that ? This is what the flash codes operate for Fault finding : When you switch the ignition to the ON position the Light next to the clock (Immobilizer Warning light) comes ON and then goes OFF. This shows that the system is OK If the Light flashed quickly and then switches OFF and starts flashing a "1" or a "2" and switches OFF and the starts to flash um a "1" to "6" , or say 1 3 or 86

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On Ford Bantam there is a big secret to those who fix the problem where people they waste money. As I am saying I can tell you that even the transceiver it also have a fault sometimes especially when it stays on without blinking or when it stays on even for a whole day. It is just the matter of replacing another transceiver than taking the whole thing to the expert.

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If the Immobilizer light stays ON all the thime, its not the transceiver but the computer box its self. We have been repairing these units for many years now and have a high success rate. Transceivers, like the computer boxes are obsolete, but we can make up new computer boxes. In the caseof the Euro 2 Transceiver's we are even battling to get second hand ones. In such cases we can over ride the system, but we dont do it through the EEPROM. If this is done through the EEPROM, the engine will perform upto 25 key starts then revert back to the Immobilized state. We have done quite a few of these so far.

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I just bought another transponder for my 2010 Ford bantam but still the car is not starting,is there a procedure for installation?

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On these vehicles the Keys are coded to the Transceiver (or Key reader) first. Once the keys are coded to the key reader then the Computer box will be coded. The older Ford Dealers should have the equipment to code the, or you can bring the Computer box, key reader and keys and we can code them. Our phone and whatsapp number is : 0820606425.

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