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Old 07-04-2007, 20:43   #1 (permalink)
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we have power to everything but the engine won't turn-over or start?
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Old 07-06-2007, 14:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 ford explorer problem

post in the explorer area as the forum nazi's wont answer you here as it is offtopic posts only.

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Are you sure the engine is still there LOL only joking
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Does it try to turn over? Could be a starter or fuel pump.
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Old 07-16-2007, 14:54   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 ford explorer problem

If it doesn't crank, it darn sure ain't gonna start.

Possibilities.....

The "start" position on the ignition switch is bad - check for voltage at solenoid connection with switch turned to "start"

Bad solenoid... if you have voltage at the connection but do not hear the solenoid pull in, it's bad

Bad starter motor.... in the solenoid gives a good "clunk" but the motor doesn't crank, it's probably the motor.... brushes, commutator, or armature windings..... could also be that the contracts in the solenoid are bad.

Battery just doesn't have the poop to crank the engine.... if the solenoid pulls in and then drops back out when the current draw from trying to crank drops the batttery voltage, you may need a battery. Try jumping it from a healthy vehicle?
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:16   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Jrock
Here's a couple of simple tests you can do. Before you do anything, check all the fuses and relays and the battery terminal connectors. If all ok, see if the immobilizer light is flashing on the instrument cluster. If so, the car won't start until this problem is solved.
Next, if the light is not flashing, try moving the gear selector from Park to Neutral while cranking the engine to check that it's not an inhibitor switch issue. If the inhibitor switch is faulty the car won't even crank.
If this doesn't make a difference have someone check that the starter relay 'clicks' when you move the key to the crank position. If the relay clicks you can blame the starter motor or solenoid.

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