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I have a ford mondeo 2013 2 litre powerdrive with start

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Hi I have a ford mondeo 2013 2 litre powerdrive with start button ,when I get in it and press start ,the dash and radio lights flash and it doesn't start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
hello if you haven't already then the 1st thing to do is try charging the battery If OK then check that the main battery cables are on tight and the terminals are clean and bright. Do the same for the engine / gearbox earth strap.Then follow the main positive lead back to the engine and down to the starter motor, and check the connection at this end as well.There should also be a small wire to the motor which should have 12V when you're turning the ignition switch to crank. If the 12V isn't there, check back along this wire for damage to the insulation or corroded connections This 12V feed comes directly from the ignition switch so this may be faulty and need replacing Check the resistance of the main positive lead that runs down to the motor as anything more than a few ohms and it should be replacedDon't forget to try a jump start from another car / battery as its possible the battery is poor, if you have a voltmeter a healthy battery should read 12.7+V also try substituting the battery for another as I've known a very flat battery to drag down the system voltage too far even with jump cables
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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