99 Contour V6
Active Anti Theft
Have a 99 Contour that will crank but does not start.
Both the active and passive anti theft LEDs are correct.
Tried 2 ignition keys.
There are no trouble codes.
Ran fine till no start condition.
While cranking no spark.
So, what should I look for that will cause it not to start (no spark)
but does not generate a trouble code ???
Not to question your skills or anything but are you 100% positive you have
no spark? My first guess would have been a fuel pump problem (which cougars
are known for) or you fuel shutoff switch has been tripped. Since you have
spark then I would be looking at the iginition control module or the
connections to it. Since the engine cranks it rules out the anti theft
device because the engine would not even crank if the key was not programmed
properly for the car. I also suggest something along the lines of a crank
position sensor (if equipped..not sure) or something of that nature that
would relay to the computer the car is in a starting sequence. My final
thought would be the computer itself but I hope for your sake that it is not
since I hear that they are pretty expensive. I admit I am not sure if any of
these problems would generate a code on a OBDII scanner but I hope my 2
cents helps. By the way I own a 99 cougar as well so please post the
solution to this problem if you find it and good luck!
Thanks for the input.
Resolved the start problem.
Turned out to be the "Crankshaft Position Sensor"
Checked the resistance with an ohmmeter and it measured open, suppose
to be between 300 to 800 ohms.
Picked up one from the local Ford dealer for $34.
It was easy to replace...
I surly thought that the OBD ll diagnostics would have identified an
open or no output from the CKP during cranking, guess not.
On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 02:06:19 -0500, "Odie"
Good job! Glad I could be of some assistance. Thanks for replying the
solution to the group. You may have saved me some headaches for the future
if I ever encounter this problem with the my cougar.
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