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Won't Start When Cold

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Jantzs76, February 7, 2018.

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      Jantzs76 New Member

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      I know there are a few other threads like this, but they don't seem to be the exact issue I'm having. When I try and start my truck all the dash lights come on as normal, the radio works, etc., but the truck won't turn over. I get nothing when I turn the key. No clicking....nothing.

      Now here is the strange thing. If I wait about 5 minutes after trying, I can go back out to the truck and try it again and it starts right up. I didn't do anything different, just waited a few minutes. Any idea what might be going on? Any questions, ask...I'll do my best to answer them.
       
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      Try shifting into neutral when this happens and see if it will start. It happens to mine sometimes.
       
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      Just a guess, but a problem with the PATS system maybe?
       
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      Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't seem to help. :(
       
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      I'm not familiar with the PATS system. Is there something I can check or hit with a hammer?
       
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      Thanks, interesting read. I tried the other key and still does the same thing. I'm also not seeing any of the blinking or steady light from the theft/security indicator as the article suggests. If it was the PATS, would it not work initially and then work normally five minutes later? I would think it just wouldn't work at all....but I'm no expert on the system. Very frustrating problem.
       

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