I've got a mk3 Mondeo 1.8petrol zetec. It had bad alternator so I left it laying up for 6 months until I got around to getting a new one, but 3 weeks ago with the bad alternator in it, I started car up to keep the engine in good useful order for when I got fixed.
When I started it, it was fine for 5mins, but then spluttered and cut out. I assumed it was the alternator after draining my battery, so thought nothing of it. I got a new alternator and fully charged the battery, put it into the car and tried to start it but got nothing - no clicking, just accessories and red dash lights nothing more. Next day I went out and tried again - still nothing, but now the fuel pump relay clicking like crazy on acc so I pulled off the fuel line that connects to the fuel rail and petrol came streaming out, so my pump is working fine but the relay has constant clicking and even the wire clip that runs under the fuel rail is clicking too. So when I undo the clip under fuel rail the clicking stops in the relay. I still have no crank but I did jump the signal wire from the positive terminal in my battery and it cranks then but still no start.
I dont know what else to do. I did just today end up taking off the starter motor and cleaned all terminals to see if it sorts my problem tomorrow when I put it back on, but the constant clicking is stressing me from the fuel pump relay. I even swapped out the relay with a similar type but the clicking is still there. Any help would be really appreciated - I'm new to this type of online looking for help, so thanks in advance for any advice you can recommend.