Detail: 1994 safari serengeti will not turn over from ignition on dash will start from remote cleaned all contacts and replaced ignition switch sol are good batteries are new
Solution: If I see your problem correctly. The engine starts but won't run but it runs with a remote control. If this is your problem then I will check with a test light at the connector under the dash on the column steering if there is + on the run ignition switch position. Meaning 1. Unplug anything to make the engine to won't starts the engine(security) 2. Turn the ignition switch to start or run back and forth then backprobe terminals at the column steering to see if you have + switching between the on position and the run position. if not find out the IGNITION SWITCH assembly or WIRES problems or terminals (no contact) at the connector.(Not the ignition solenoid like you say) Hope it helps. , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck! , the circle on the dash is smart lock..(ignition cut off like a kill switch immobilser) the only way to fix that is take it to ford or a macahnic its a module inside the ignition ,,,or the computers smartlock aint letting it go , Remove a battery terminal for 5 min. This will allow the computer to reset. Resecure the cable and try to start. , start at the coil with dvom or test light to see if there is power to the coil when you turn the key on and the power should be there during cranking the best way is the dvom when you check battery voltage with digital volt meter at the battery record that amount then check the red wire at the coil should be 0.50 volts within battery recorded voltage if its allot less check voltage at ign switch should read real close to battery voltage this is called battery voltage drop testing if you google voltage drop testing it will exsplain further. i hope this helps Thunderboltz. , There is also an ignition relay, a coil, and the wiring harness it's self. Check to see if the ignition can be by passed by using a test light first to find the hot side of the ignition fuse. See if there is power there it should be constant all the time but it only makes the connection when you turn the key. If it does it's probably your relay. You are aware that there is two fuse blocks for the ignition. If there is no power to either fuse block i would buy another ignition switch (you can always take it back).. and if still nothing i would replace the harness.. hope i could help. oh one other thing check the ignition module. , An ignition switch probably isn't the problem, because the vehicle probably wouldn't shut off if the switch were the problem. When you turn your car off the battery is not being drained any longer from the switch unless the vehicle is unable to shut down. The other possibility that will definately cause a battery to lose juice while not running is a faulty starter sellinoid. When these sellinoid's, (may not be spelled correctly, sorry about that) are bad, the motor is turned off but the battery is still drawing current, but the engine is not running to allow the battery to recharge. It could also be a bad battery. Check your battery cylinders by removing the plastic covering and checking the water level in the cells. Dry cells in a battery will not allow a jump.