Crank No, Start

Old 07-09-2019, 07:51 AM
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Crank No, Start

Been a member here a long time but haven't posted in a while. Did a search but couldn't find anything either. I have an 03 with a manual trans. Battery died recently and had the tender on it to charge it up. I don't drive the car much anymore but I'm preparing to hand it down to my 17 year old son. Tried to move it last night and it just cranked and cranked with no start. I did notice that the green key light isn't coming on when I first turn the ignition to the on position. It also isn't flashing like there is an error either. Tried looking for a fuse for the security system but came up empty handed.

Anyone have a similar issue or know if there is a "reset" procedure for the key chip security. I also have three keys for the car, none of them started it. So I have ruled out the keys. Besides, if the key was an issue the green key on the dash should flash.

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The universe is telling you not to hand over such a fine automobile to the inexperienced.

All kidding aside:

There's a section in the service manual for troubleshooting this issue; something along the lines of:
  1. check the battery
  2. check the starter
  3. check the fuel pressure
  4. check the pgm-fi
hope that helps...
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Defective PGM-FI relay.
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Doesn't crank but starts? That's some MAF shit right there!
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Yup, ended up being the Pgm-Fi relay. Thanks for the help! One last fix and she's ready to hand over. Replacement of HID ballast. Passenger side comes on and then flickers out. Already tried new bulbs. Looking for plug and play aftermarket.

It is kinda heart breaking to hand the car over. I've had it for over ten years and it's been an awesome machine. Put over 120k on it myself and had all regular maintenance and service done. Timing belt twice, valves adjusted twice. Only major repair was the Steering Rack needed replacement from leaking and I had the clutch done at the same time. Same note, kinda really awesome that my kid wants to drive stick shift.


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