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    Electrical Issue

    Here's a puzzle for you all: Every so often my 2003 4.6L V8 Explorer Limited won't start: when I turn the key it's as if the battery were completely dead. However, if I quickly disconnect the negative battery cable and then reconnect it then it'll start up on the first turn of the key...
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    2001 V6 3.0L no compression after head gasket change

    A friend gave me their truck after it's been sitting for a year. I did some inspection on it and it looked ok. It started right up so I shut it down immediately. Then I started inspecting the fluids and found the coolant had leaked into the oil and had been completely emulsified into a nice...
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    2011 Starting Issues

    So recently I have been having issues with my Limited starting. While starting, it sounds as if the starter is staying engaged way longer than it needs to. (3-5 seconds after the car is running). I took it to the dealership and they diagnosed it as the fuel pump being the culprit. After...
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    2001 Explorer Sport stalling and not starting HELP

    Last saturday my 01 explorer sport died at a busy intersection and would not for the life of me start or even crank over. So first off Im a girl, a BIG girl at that so regardless of that point I slowly(haha) pushed my car out of the intersection to the side of the road. Tried to crank it again...
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    Motor won't turn over

    Hey all, appreciate the help you can give. Just parked Tina outside for 5 to 10 minutes to run inside the store. When I get back out she won't start. To be specific, she won't even turn over. It's freezing out here, but I put antfreeze in before the cold hit. We took out the battery and...
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    Solenoid Wiring Question

    Usually I snap a quick photo on a job like this, so it's a no-brainer to put it back together, but didn't have my phone handy... So, I pulled this solenoid off my '97 Explorer to bench test it 'cause I'm troubleshooting starting issues. It worked fine on the bench: good solid click on/off, with...
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    1997 ford explorer 5.0 won't crank

    I am not new to this forum, but finally became a member. Have read many helpful posts, which have saved me so many times. I am not an expert mechanic by no means, but being a single mom, on a budget, the determination to figure things out on my own, and that my 97 Explorer means a lot to me (I...
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    97 Explorer No Start -Likely Electrical

    All, I am currently the proud owner of a four door V6 1997 Ford Explorer that is not starting for me anymore. I believe that this is an electrical issue and I have spelled out my personal experiences with this problem below to see if anyone is able to help me in solving this problem by...
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    2014 Explorer won't start- 3rd time

    I have a 2014 Explorer Limited. Today is the third time in one month that u have had to have it towed to the dealership for no start. All three times, same thing... I will drive all day dropping kids off, going to work, going to ball practice, and then randomly we will be leaving somewhere and...
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    1995 Turns over but will not start

    Our 1995 Ford Explorer has been having an intermittent starting problem. The fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator has been replaced and we still having the problem. The other day we took it out of park and put it back in park and it started - strange. Seems to start for a couple days and...
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    Glad to have found this resource, but desperately need help!

    Hello all! I'm so glad to have found you. My 99 Explorer won't crank over when the engines hot! I've had the starter replaced and I get all auxiliary power but just clicking when I turn the key. The mechanics around here are all trying to take advantage of me because I'm a girl. I have half a...
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    2001 intermittent starting problem

    Strange problem that i have yet to read has been replicated on this forum: Car will crank, but occasionally not start. The problem is random as far as i can tell, and may happen 1 in 5 times, sometimes even after only 5 minutes of being idle. Sometimes it will also start, vibrate violently...
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    ´97 SOHC Explorer won´t start, no spark

    Hello I´m new member here from Sweden who have a question for you. My X will not start.:mad: Fuel pump runs at ignition on and builds up pressure and starter runs fine but I get no sparks from the ignition. Im thinking of the crankshaft position sensor. Have cleaned and sprayed contacts with no...
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    Slow/hard starting

    Got a question, I've done some searching and looked around here to find out info but everything that has been talked about I've worked on. Anyway, here is what is going on. I recently purchased a 2003 X 4.6L 4x4...blah blah blah. Since I've got it, it is a slow start. 3 to 4 cranks most...
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    Cold weather starting issue

    99 explorer XLS Hey guys, Having issues with car not starting in the cold weather after its been sitting overnight. Runs normal once started. Engine cranks fine just doesn't turn over. After its been running and turned off it will crank right up. Battery is new and tested out great. CEL reads...
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    2002 - Unusual problem: Won't restart when hot

    2002 Explorer with only 38000 miles. Runs great. For past 6 months have had several times when I turn off the engine after driving for a while. Car will not re-start unless I let it sit for at least 45 minutes. Cranks well, but does not start. Always starts right up when cold. No lights on...
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    Won't start, steering won't lock, ignition is ok?

    Been stuck for 4 days now with my Mountaineer not starting. Had a guy come out to replace what I thought was my ignition being bad, but turns out my ignition key, lock cylinder is alright, along with my keys. Issue started after parking at store parking lot, when coming back out to start my...
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    2003 ford explorer xlt won't start with battery fully charged

    I went to start my 2003 Ford Explorer sport xlt and it wouldn't start. No dash lights other than the theft light (flashing) lit up when i turned the key. No clicking from a froze starter or any noise at all. Now when i turned the key to the off position and took it out of the ignition i heard...
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    Starting issue 02 4.0

    So this afternoon I went to the store and my truck started fine when I was leaving my house. However after leaving the store I tried starting it and it started revved up past idle and then it died and did this 4 more times before it would start. I am not sure what's going on additionally I do...
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    I need some help with my truck please

    I got a 1994 Ford Explorer XLT. I just did a transmission job on it, and now the truck wont start at all. Before i started the job it started up and ran just fine. Now it wants to crank over but it just wont start. Ive tried shooting starter fluid into the intake and on the air filter for the...
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    Please help

    I have a 2000 Ford explorer. It is having a starting issue: Starts well sometimes (seems to be if motor or outside temp is cool). Cranks over very well---new starter...alt. check and it is ok....battery also check and ok. Just is very slow to fire off. any ideas We have tryed a lot so far...fuel...
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    Ford ranger starting issues

    2001 Ford Ranger having trouble starting... Sometimes. Battery has been tested and is good.The sound I get when I turn key is 'click', the lights and the radio work. Usually if I jiggle to negative terminal it starts right up. Sounds like a short but not sure how to start the troubleshooting...
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    Newbie with non starting FEST (Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2001)

    Hi everybody, I've got what appear to be some electrical problems any idea of where to start looking in forums here? Thanks
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    1999 Explorer Does not Crank Hard to Start - Takes 40-50 Key Turns

    I have an intermittent problem with my 1999 Explorer Sport 2WD. Some days it will not start or crank. I turn the key and nothing from the engine. Sometime after a key turn I hear a single click from the steering wheel area. The battery works fine, all lights and radio comes on. The THEFT...
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    Random starting problem Ford Explorer 2002

    I have a Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2002 4.0 4WD 6cyl about 172,000 miles It has developed the annoying habit of randomly not starting. It does not do it all the time. It is not repeatable. The symptoms. You get in the car and it starts. Drive a short distance leave it for a time come...
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