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2013 ford fiesta ignition problem

scott5511

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i have a 2013 ford fiesta, 5 speed. when i turn the key to the on position everything is fine. when i turn the key to the run position everything is fine. but when i turn to start position the car will not stop cranking, even when i let my hand go. i have to literally turn the key back to on or off position for the car to stop cranking. if i try and start the car i can actually get out of the car and the car will still be cranking until i manually turn it back. this happened while i was driving down the interstate at 75mph. the car just died. thank you to anyone who replies
 

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That "crank" once the thing is in Neutral, (or park) that crank signal comes from the "START" pulse - if you lose grip of the key - the thing continues to crank until it thinks it's started - it (or should) last only 10 to 15 seconds, but when you're in a panic and it won't turn off - it seems like forever. That timer function is so the fuel pump and the oil pressure can get up to a point where it can run and not overheat the starter.

So if it's one of those get out of the car and back in - yes there is a problem with the crank signal not clearing and since the engine is not running or senses it's not - it should set a CHECK ENGINE light and trouble codes.
 
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thank you
 


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