Ford bantam starting problems

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Asked by Mar 24, 2015 at 02:09 PM about the 2007 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi! I have a 1.3 bantam 2007 model, it only starts when the engine is cold. Ford
mechanic tells me to replace the throttle body,  solenoid and the starter motor. Could that
be the problem?

27 Answers

69,165

It could be a bad neutral safety switch, ignition, or starter. Since it only seems to fail when hot, I would suspect the starter. When you say it won't start, do you mean after hot it will crank over but won't fire up, or you turn the key and you get nothing?

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Thanks! reelin68. It cranks but it doesn't fire up.

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69,165

Okay, if it's cranking over but not firing up, it's not a starter issue, ignition, or a neutral safety switch. You either have a no fuel issue or a no spark issue. Start it up and get hot so it will have the no start condition. Once it will not start again, take the fuel cap off. Put your ear to the hole. Have someone hit the key to the Accessory position. Can you hear the fuel pump hum? If you do, the car should be getting fuel. Next you will want to check for spark. If it has spark, pull a spark plug and see if it's all black and fouled. Post back with your results.

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Thanks again Reelin68 I managed to get it right, I found out that the problem was with the Coolant Temperature Sensor. I changed only that and the engine is back to normal.

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69,165

That was going to be my next thing to check. That's why I had asked you to pull the plugs to see if they were black and fouled. But you beat me to it! Good job! Glad you got it running again!

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I have experienced the same problem a couple of days ago. thanks for tips found here. In my case, the starter has warned out, so brushes in the starter had to be replaced.

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Hi guys My bantam 2008 also won't start..checked coil pack..all is ok? But I did notice my temp gauge wasn't worling before I had the problem of no start up??

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3,635

If You Bantam cranks, but there is no spark, Check the starter relay. There is a strong posiblity that the starter relay has a short Circuit. This will cause no spark on cranking.

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Hey guys.I have a 2011 model 1.3 ford rocam....starter just just spins at first the solinoid kicks but not turning the motor....but if the engine is running for a while after a push start....If i switch ignition of and start it soon after no problems....as if heat helps the starter..... So i would like to know is it the starter self or something electrical/else Thanks

3,635

Possibly the starter solenoid or bendix drive on the starter. Check the starter cables as well

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Hi all I have the same problem with my Bantam I have replaced the solenoid and serviced the starter motor still the same problem continue any ideas? Thanks

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Hi all my ford bantam drove smoothly it has bean standing for a year after i burst a water pipe i finely got around to fix it now it wont start it cranks over but no spark and no fuel can someone please help

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3,635

Check the starter relay, It's possibly has a short circuit in it. I would swop them arround with each other. Check the inertia switch button incase it's tripped as this shuts off the fuel.

I have a 1.6 lx ford ikon, it strugles to start in the morning or if it stood for a couple of hours. I see the fuel pump only pump when i crank the engine. Is it supose to work like that or is it supose to presurise rhe fuel system when switched to on position.

3,635

When the ignition is switched to the ON position the fuel pump will operate for a bout two seconds to enerjize the system, and the switch off. When the engine is cranked to start , then the fuel pump will operate. It sounds like there might be some dirt collected in the filter on the base of the fuel pump. Check also the fuel tank beathing system. Remove the fuel filler tank cap and check if there is a sucking noise by the fuel filler cap.

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Hi I'm having a problem with my ford bantam rocam 1.3 it cranks fuel comes and also it have spark but it doesn't want to start but and the injectors spray a lot of fuel I did replace another injectors but still the same

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3,635

Check the Amperage draw on the main starter cable, If the main starter cable is faulty the current draw will be too high and will draw the current away from the PCM. Check that the Crank Sensor wiring is moved away from the starter selonoid wire as this will enduce current in the Crank Sensor wiring. Check the Fuses and the relays. Swop the starter relay with one of the other relays.

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Hi guys I need some help with my Ford Ikon 1.6 rocam enjin 2004 model. New oil pump and timing guides replaced. Enjin cranks there is spark, petrol is distributing but doesn't want to start. Would really appreciate your help.

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3,635

If the engine cranks, but no spark at the plugs, Its a sure sign that there is a short circuit in the starter relay. Swop some of the small relays arround first.

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Can someone please help...i have a 1.6 rocam engine getting fuel and spark but wont fire up...checked all fuses ..timing etc

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3,635

Check the starter solenoid wire that it is not running next to the Crank Position Sensor wires. Separate the two. Check also the main starter cable current draw from the battery to the starter. This could be drawing too much current. Check the relays. Swop them around. Where the relays plug into the junction box, the spade terminal might have spread out. If they have, remove the relay and get a thin flat screw driver and prize the terminal closed.

Hi guys.im nt answering any question is just that we have ford bantam 1.3 petrol.so it crank and have spark but the injectors it seems like doesn't want to open.n if i test the wires with test light it has fire but it doesn't want to open..plz hellllllllp

3,635

Not the correct way to test injectors or the signal from the PCM. You need a 12 volt power supply to the injectors, the same as the power supply to the coil pack. The signal is grounded through the PCM ( Computer Box) in Milli Seconds. Its best to us an oscilloscope. Rathe take your vehicle to a reputable Auto Electrician to get it checked out correctly

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My is starting for some seconds and switches itself ,I checked and found that the problem is injecters, what might be the cause

3,635

Check the impact switch on the left side under the dash. If you hit a bump hard, this switch will trip and it switches the pump off. Are you sure its the injectors ? Are there more symtems . Who diagnosed the problem ? Was diagnostice test eqipment used. Have you checked the fuses and relays ?

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Hi. I need help, my Ford Bantam 1.6 2009 has some kind of problem I don't understand. The engine turns/swings/cranks as if the battery is low I don't understand what's going on . Because my car has been standing still since 2days ago.

3,635

If you have a tracker, there will be a drain on your battery over this time. Check also the condition of your battery. On cranking the battery voltage drop must not be below 9,6 volts. It sounds like you have a battery problem. I would get the battery checked by professionals. How old is the battery ?

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