2.8 Ducato will not start

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  1. hoot007

    hoot007 Funster

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    Any suggestions it seems as if the immobiliser is stopping it from starting I.e. ignition comes on it goes through the checks then will not turn over RAC man can start it with a wire so the immobiliser is working correctly it's off , it's the Fiat immobiliser as factory fitted it has a Strikeback alarm fitted and Van Bits say it shouldn't have an extra immobiliser fitted.
    Any suggestions or wiring diagram it's an 2006 2.8 with a Neismann body .
    Thanks joyce & John
     
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    Try using the phone to disable the Strikeback alarm? Eddie from van bits is on now.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion but ours is not phone operated only a key fob
    Thanks john
     
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    Question.
    When you have tried to start it, do you have 'Other' keys on your person that have 'Blippers' ie Immobilisers. I'm talking your car keys possibly.

    This happened to me twice within half an hour last year when our X244 2.8 refused point blank to start.
    I took the car keys out of my pocket, put them 10 yards away and the 'van started.
    On another occasion I discovered that if I put the key in the ignition and turned it through the 'Lights' sequence, trying to start it immediately, the immobiliser kicked in. I now put the key in, turn it to get the lights up, pause, and then start it.
    I've noticed that the Immobiliser light doesn't go out immediately on getting it to illuminate. It takes a second or two before it goes out.

    Good Luck
     
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    From what you are saying everything is normal but just the starter not working? If the RAC guy was able to start it( presumably by shorting the starter wire) did it run ok & was the immobiliser light off?
    If so it sounds like a faulty ignition switch which is not uncommon
    Either replace the switch or fit a push button switch for the starter
     
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    Had a similar problem with my Fiat 2.8 on a N& Arto body last year . My vehicle battery ran down and when we fitted a new one the immobiliser light stayed on and it would not start after a lot of fiddling . We had to reprogramme the alarm and both keys through the key pad and it then started . The person who figured this out was Paul Chamberlain of Northants Motorhome Services
     
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    Did the RAC man use his wire as an earth, I had a Citroen relay with a faulty earth. RAC used a cable from negative terminal to engine casing and it started. He then cleaned up the earth wire and reattached to engine casing and it started.

    Hope you get it sorted soon........unusual for RAC not to know whats wrong!
     
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    Check the fuse that's between ignition and battery, similar thing happened to me at Misterton, dash light came on but nothing when key turned, replaced fuse and all ok.
     
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    @hoot007 any joy with your problem?
     
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    Do you have a spare key ????
    I have a similar problem with my car and it was discussed on here.....

    The key opens the door, turns on ignition etc but then nothing when you try and start..... As suggested here, I used my spare key and it works fine..
    Seems my one key has lost the coding.....
     
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    Hi
    Not had chance to look today as appointments have got in the way but will be trying tomorrow when we have more time.
    We have tried the spare key but no joy.
    Thanks for the suggestions will report back.
     
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    Hi
    Well managed to sort the problem by putting an ignition bypass on.
    Thanks for the suggestions
    John
     
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