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  1. J

    Intermitant starting problems

    HI All. I have a 2001 Sport Trac. It occasionally will not start.. Turn the key and nothing happens. All the accessories come on... new battery and cables. It seems like no power is getting to the starter. Let it sit for a while and try it later and it will start (so far). I figure the...
  2. J

    '96 Exp Starter Lockout bypass?

    Hey all, Well, I'm kind of at my wits end on this one. I've posted about this one in the past without much luck so here's the last shot. Long story... long: I lost the original FOB for the Exp. Now, this one has the factory security, which I thought was an immobilizer, but it's actually just...
  3. J

    No start no crank.

    Pin 3 is getting over 12v. When I jump 3 to 5 the engine cranks and starts. I've tried 5 relays and I've tested this last one on the wipers and it works. When the key is in the cranking position pins 1 to 2 only get 10vs as where the 1 to 2 pins on the wipers and fog light relays get 12v. I...
  4. A

    2008 Explorer - Car starts, drives but then won't start later but then starts again magically

    I'm hoping you can help me since I'm not finding anything with my google searching or even a way to best say the problem. Car: 2008 Explorer XLT 4x4 with about 135K miles. Major work: rebuilt transmission in Jan 2020 Minor work: new interstate battery April 2020 TL;DR problem: Car has begun a...
  5. F

    91 starting really noisy

    My 91 explorer whenever cold and after sitting starts really noisily she sounds like she's grinding stuff to get started but sometimes no problem she's also very temperamental when cold
  6. A

    SOS No Crank No Start

    I am brand new to this forum, thank you for accepting me to this forum. This is my first post! I have a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0 V6, 4WD. It has 130,000 miles. Here is the list of electrical symptoms I have had recently - starting a month ago it took a few more cranks than usual to start up...
  7. D

    Electrical Issue to Starter 2003 Ford Explorer

    I have not been able to start my 2003 Ford Explorer, and know there is an electrical/cable issue somewhere. I just get one click from the starter, but it does not turn. Here is what I have done/can do: I have checked the battery terminals and cables, and checked with a volt meter. There is a...
  8. J

    How to replace starter 1999 Ford Explorer video

  9. Z

    Car Will Not Start

    2016 Ford Ex XLT 6 cyl will not start. Fifth time this has happened. Eventually have been able to get car to start due to waiting for an extended period of time or randomly getting the vehicle to start. Car is currently siting in garage. Will wait an hour and try to start again.. Any ideas or...
  10. D

    Upper starter mounting bolt missing 93 Explorer

    Did my front brakes yesterday. It should have been a moment of relief, but after driving it maybe 50 feet, turning it off, and trying to start it again, I could hear the starter spinning, but no contact with the engine. I initially assumed my starter was bad. After getting a push start, then...
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    Water causing car to not start?

    I have a 2000 Ford explorer sport. It has been raining and I drove through a large puddle and shortly after while sitting at an intersection it quit running. It would not start back up, when I try to start it the engine will turn over it just wont start. I have had issues with the starter before...
  12. C

    Explorer doesn't crank

    My sister drove her car to work parked it and turned it off, hours later after work she got back into her car went to start it up, the lights worked, the radio works, the engine didn't turn over, replaced the starter and starter solenoid (both 1 piece) with new parts, still didn't turn over...
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    Starting/battery issue????

    Ok, sorry kinda long, but i need some help!!!! so i own a 2000 explorer sport, 4.0l. i had belt squeal for a while the past year or so. i found my tensioner was staying stuck in the outward position. putting too much tension on the belt and squealed at startup. so i got a new tensioner. seemed...
  14. L

    Won’t Crank Sometimes

    Hello, Explorer newbie here. I have a 2013 Limited with 84,000 miles on it. And just yesterday it started having a starting problem. When you push the button it acts like it has a dead battery. But then if you try it several times, it starts right up. I’ve checked terminal connections. They are...
  15. Q

    1992 Explorer, seized tranny and fried starter wire

    Hello, just swapped a bad tranny out of my 1992 xlt for a good one out of my '91. Finally got the whole thing in the '92, but when I go to start it I just hear a click, I believe from the starter solenoid making the click. I leave the key at the on position and pop the hood only to find smoke...
  16. K

    1996 Explorer XLT | Start Issue

    Good evening all, I currently own a 1996 Ford Explorer XLT. I came across this forum while trying to find a fix to a starter problem. I've read a lot of threads still not quite finding what I needed... My wife decided to drive the truck low on gas and managed to park it at our home. We had a...
  17. K

    Greetings from Texas

    Good evening all, I currently own a 1996 Ford Explorer XLT. I came across this forum while trying to find a fix to a starter problem. I've read a lot of threads still not quite finding what I needed... My wife decided to drive the truck low on gas and managed to park it at our home. We had a...
  18. M

    Quit running and won't start

    Hi Guys... Wife was driving the 2001 Sport Trac and it started to lose power, then stopped running. I checked it out and when I try and start it, it produces a rythmic clicking sound. Checked the battery and terminals and it appears the car is getting sufficient power... never did this before...
  19. P

    08 Ltd 4.6 needs starter. How to remove top bolt.

    08 Ltd 4.6L needs starter. Connections are easy, Bottom bolt: Easy. Side bolt: Difficult but looks do-able. Top bolt: Holy $h1+.... I took the passenger wheel off, removed most of the inner fender, I can see the top bolt, I can get a 13mm socket (short or deep) on it with difficulty, but...
  20. N

    Removing the starter ('08 4.0L)

    Hello all, I've been having trouble removing the starter. I'm able to get two bolts off on the right side of the component itself, but I'm not sure if I'm missing anything else as it's not becoming loose. It's such a pain to even reach it, so I'm kinda lost. Does anybody have any tips? Or maybe...
  21. T

    Starter issues, and some links wanted.

    Hey everyone, new to the forum. I've recently bought a Explorer 97. Got some small questions about it. Since I live in Sweden it's quite the rare car, parts and knowledge about the car is hard to get overhere. Anyhow. My car is a explorer from 97 with barley any milage on it. Been stood...
  22. M

    2005 Ford Explorer fuse box problem

    Yesterday morning the engine would not turn over. the dash received power and the nights would come on and the beeping sound would happen if the lights where left on. I had it towed to my Mechanic. He told me it is the fuse box that needs to be replaced after he determined that the starter was...
  23. K

    Battery turning itself on??? Help

    Hi there, I drive a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT and a few days ago after turning my car off, as I was walking into my house I heard my car radio start playing and interior lights came on. I unlocked and relocked the car on my key fob and the radio and lights turned off. Today I got out of my car...
  24. NickyB

    [Solved] 2016 Explorer Remote Start Problem

    Hi Everyone, I was not able to find a thread that seemed to align specifically with my issue. I have a 2016 Ford Explorer Sport 401A Package. This means it has the wireless key FOB with the factory installed remote starter and perimeter alarm. I recently used ForScan to remove the double honk...
  25. D

    Starter Won't Crank on Very Cold Weather

    Greetings, I am hoping someone might have run into this issue before and can provide any insight... I noticed the explorer had a hard time starting on the cold, tested the battery and it was bad so I replaced it. Then after two days of not running, the explorer wouldn't start the morning. I...