Hi folks. I found a post from Gordonjcp-adm from a few years ago on the forum here. It is the first one I have come across where someone has said exactly what is happening with my car right now. I have the exact issue as Sloth has described here in this link https://rangerovers.pub/topic/1591-gems-no-crank-no-start#content "So the car appears to be behaving normally - no EKA or disabled message, and the BECM is firing off the mobilisation code - it's just the wrong code".
I've searched all over for a fix but I haven't found any that don't involve spending a small fortune(I really couldn't afford any of them even if I needed to.) on other devices in the links provided in that original post.
So what has happened and what led up to the issue. Yesterday 30/05/2021 my wife & I went for a drive in our 2001 4.0 HSE. We started and stopped several times without any issues. Then at what was, unfortunately, our last (unplanned) stop, we got back in the car to go off elsewhere but the car just wouldn't crank over. In the end, we called Green Flag and they sent someone out to assist. We went through everything I had tried as I have listed below. In the end, we had to get the car lifted on a flatbed from Preston Mill near Edinburgh to our home near Lanark (Scotland).
So here is where I am up to in trying to solve this issue:
Battery checked and is at +12.45v. Checked relay & fuses. Relay is clicking. Jumped relay pins for starter motor and it works as should.
Clicking from under passenger seat when trying to crank. Engine check light is on when in position 2 - as it should be.
No warning on the dash saying the engine is immobilised.
The key battery is relatively new & no messages saying the key isn't synced. No EKA notification for entering code. No code saying key needs synchronising.
What have I done to try & resolve this?
I hit up RAVE for troubleshooting and tried a few of the things it says today & without success. I put the key in the ignition, turned to position 2 & pressed the unlock button. Door latches all clicked as they should when the car is being unlocked. I turned the key to crank & still nothing. I then performed a remote lock and within 30 seconds performed a key unlock. No change. I have scanned forums for similar but all those I did find didn't have the check engine light on when the key is in position 2.
Plugged in Hawkeye to see if there are any faults but that was a negative. I don't have Facebook to ask on there either so can't ask there. I really am at a loss. I forgot to mention I also only have one working key fob. I do own a second one but no matter how many times I tried it just wouldn't sync with the car. So I haven't needed to use it in the 4 years I have had the car.
I truly am at a loss for solving this. So if someone can come to me & solve this for me or at least point me in the correct direction to take to get the car running again it would be greatly appreciated. It's our only car and we need it running asap. I hope I have covered all of the steps one would expect people to have tried. If not then please let me know.
Thanks in advance.