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02 Expl - No Codes - No Start - Checked fuses - Help!!

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by geohec, June 17, 2011.

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    1. geohec

      geohec New Member

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      I have an 02 Explorer (with 122,000 miles) that won’t start and doesn’t give any codes. It was running fine but after I stopped for a quick errand, then it wouldn’t start. I had it towed home and been checking for obvious things. When I try to start the engine, it seems to steadily try and turn over but no luck. It almost sounds flooded but I know that’s not it, just trying to describe how it sounds when trying to start up.

      I checked both fuse boxes and pulled everyone but they all looked good. The battery seems fine (reads 12.2V) and is only 2 years old (were in moderate climate). Spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter, transmission filter were all changed about 28,000 miles ago. In the past couple years, I have had a few weird electrical things pop up (stereo volume/CD player acting funny, Air bag light pop on for weeks/months then go away, but nothing major).

      Anyone have some ideas?? Help?? Don’t want to go to the stealership.
       
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      Check for spark, could be a dead coil.
       
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      1-turn the ignition on see if you can hear the fuel pump trying to start
      2-if the pump is trying to engage then check to see if you have spark ....-
      (actually first of all see if you gas in the tank :D )
       
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      Thanks for the lead!

      I'll look into that tonight. I'll report back and let you guys know.

      Thanks again!:D
       
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      Fuel pump, very common
       
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      Well I checked the ignition coil pack and it all seemed to be within range as specified (see below). My reading were 0.9 ohms on the primary and 13 K on the secondary. I was hoping that was it cause it would have been an easy fix.:( However, I still need to check the spark. I'll be going to the local auto zone in the next hour to pick up a calibrated ignition tester as recommended in Haynes.

      Then I'll move on to the fuel pump. The fuel pump does make the whirring noise as I turn the key to the on position, but I'll have to read more detail about fuel pump testing in Haynes.

      Wish I had a code......Thanks guys. I'll follow up later. :salute:

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      Check the fuel pump cutoff in the passenger kick....maybe ?
       
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      UPDATE:

      While doing the spark check, I tried to relive the fuel pressure at the Schrader valve before doing the spark test (as recommended in Haynes) but there was no pressure at that point. I made sure to try and start it right before I tried to relive the pressure, but there was none. So now I pretty darn sure its the fuel pump.

      I did check the fuel shutoff also, to make sure it wasn't simple like that but no luck. There are no fuel leaks in the garage, so not that.

      So now I have to order a $250 fuel pump and get it in there.

      Thanks for your help guys.
       

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