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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-03, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ive got some weird problems in my car(EBll spack) sometimes it won't start it's like it's in drive or reverse.There's nothing when you turn the key.ive had the NRMA out twice to get it started the first guy said it was my starter motor the second one said i could be my inhabitor switch.So i drove it home to the first time and i was just gonna get the nrma out to get it started so i could drive it to the auto elec but it started.My car been up there for 2 days and they can't find any thing wrong with it any suggestions guys???

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Your smartlock module is the most likely cause of this problem. You can fix it yourself if you have some basic hand skills or look around for another one, new preferably otherwise you may get a crook one again if you go for second hand.
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i don't think i have smartlock

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Damn, sorry about the problem!

Only cars after October 1992 have Smartlock, from what people have told me in the #eseries chatroom.

Not that I have any idea how it affects the car, but that may help you determine whether you have Smartlock or not...

If it is the starter motor, try rolling the car forward slightly and trying again. If that works, then its quite likely the starter motor...

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EB2 should have smartlock.
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if ur car is a series 2 EB it will have smartlock do u have the keyfob remotes? if not then its either 1 not a series 2 or 2 they were lost

if it is a series 2 and theyre lost get em from ford after ya get ya problem fixed (my aunties smartlock is playing up on her NC, she does a quick fix ya bash ya parkbrake handle and it will then start) there not too dear if u can get trade discount
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it's got an alarm with different key fob things

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Is it an EB2 or not?
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yeah im pretty sure it is

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OK. Remove the plastic surround that covers the handbrake handle and see if there is a smartlock module above there.
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