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|Hello I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Ford expedition xlt. Wen u go to start the truck it make a weird sound but wont crank or do anything I've replaced batt, alternator, and starter. Plz help|
|Okay. 99 Expedition. Like everyone else no start from the key. So, I check the obvious. Battery - good. Starter - good. Got out a screwdriver and shorted the solenoid. Started right up. Checked soleniod - operating intermittently. These solenoids use the firewall as a ground to operate. So, cleaned the back where they tend to get corroded viola solenoid is now operating properly. (People with water problems this is the issue.) |
Later in the week same thing again. This time no power from the ignition switch to the solenoid and the radio is out. Looks like the Passive anti theft system is flaking out. I realized you can still short the solenoid and it will run. Just not a good solution. I will install a push button switch to the starter solenoid and just bypass the stupid anti theft.
Hope this helps someone else out.
|Okay so my mother has a 97 expedition and i got a call one day at 7am because on her way to work she stopped at a dunkin donuts and came back out and her truck wouldn't start.|
called triple A they towed it to our mechanic, and we went to work. he called and said the truck started right up, but found a few lose connections and tightened them up.
Picked it up, ran great until 2 days later, after going out to dinner her truck wouldn't start. my mother came across this and we tried all the tricks on here.
None of them worked for us. So at this point we were giving up, she tried the hold it for 30 sec. trick one last time as i slammed a door, truck started right up.
So we drove it home, replaced the starter solenoid and the truck hasn't had any problems.
So if your stuck try the slamming the door apparently it rattled the truck enough to get it going.
|I Have a 99 Expedition Has New Bat, Starter, Fuel pump, Cam sensor|
crank sensor I just put this motor in not long ago and done front heater core.
I have no spark I have put a few diff cam and crank sensors in still no luck buying a PCM today will have it friday any Ideas?
|Since this thred helped me I decided to add what worked for me....My second key. I saw it mentioned here and chuckled but when I got my spare out of the drawer (that has never been used) it fired right up.|
I have a 2005 Expedition, we purchased a new vehicle but decided to keep the truck, it had been sitting about 2 weeks when I tried to start it and nothing. Well my wife had left her Garmin on a charger in the truck, so I figured bad battery, I replaced it with a new one (needed it as battery was 3 years old anyway) still nothing when I tried to start it. Found this thread, got second key, and BINGO first time roared right to life...there is something to the key thing, if I try my old key...it does nothing still.
Hope this helps someone, as this thread helped me.
|Ok everyone I have a 2000 Ford Explorer. I'm having , just about every problem that every one else is having. Mainly the cranking right up sometimes and then others it's just like the car goes stupid and sitting there like "duh, what am I supposed to do know"! It started out of no where doing it and it did it very seldom. Now it does it all the time, , since I straight wired my starter to my battery! I called Advanced Auto Parts and they think that I fried my brain when I started straight wiring the starter, because they say it confuses the computer in it, but I am going to try the solenoid thing and see if that works I hope it does. And I will let everyone now. I am starting to think that we should all write Ford and ask them what is up! Maybe if enough of us write them they will do something about it!|
I had all the same problems as described. No turn over at all, power everywhere except radio. I bought and installed the solenoid and the truck fired right up. Thanks for the suggestions.
|"I am in need of serious help"|
I have a 99 ford expedition, went 5 minutes down the street and now the truck wont start, replaced starter, battery, starter selinoid, new fusable link wiring all the way around, new fuses throughout the system, still nothing. tried to jump start and nothing. we have replaced everything that makes this truck start and nothing.....when we replace fuses the light under the hood went out and can not get it back on, weird. we have run out of ideas, I need major help. we have tore this truck apart and can come up with nothing wrong, help we are running out of money here and patience.......thanks
|"NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!"|
I have a 1999 Expedition eddie Bauer, has been sitting parked in front of my house for the summer months. Went to get her started back up for the winter today and she wont start. Thought it was the battery, so i replaced it with a new one. No good, power everywhere including radio but wont turn over. I know the starter is good, but dont know why she wont start. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance!
My wife's 2001 Expedition would not crank-up the next day after a major rain storm. It started up perfectly after 2 days of dry weather. A mechanic told me that water from the windshield on the passenger side soaks the computer. The fix is to get the windshield resealed. He said to wait until it rains hard again to test the theory.
Grassy Lake, AB
I have been to quit a few forms looking for an answer. I am working on a 98 expedition and it won't crank. It also does random things like head lights come on when turned off, random warning lights come on, radio is on when key is off, and while it still would start it sometimes wouldn't shut off. I have seen that most of these problems can be caused by a failed GEM. Would a failed GEM also cause the expedition to not start?
|"no power no start"|
Check the fuseable link and Fuses then check the switch on the collum not the key switch but down under the dash replace if needed
|"A possible solution for those with more time than money!"|
Ok after numerous visits to auto parts stores, locksmiths, and the dealership (who was more puzzled than anyone) here is how I solved my No Crank No Start issue on my 2000 Expedition. Problem: I would turn the key and nothing just lights on the dash the door open chime but no crank. Troubleshooting: I won't bore you here but let's just say it took 3 days, a few Googled diagrams of wiring layouts, a Haynes Manual, battery charger, this forum, a few other forums, 3 parts stores, 2 trips to the dealership, a locksmith, replacing my nuetral safety switch, ignition control module, and starter relay, and my neighbor's 2000 Expedition as a test vehicle and here we are FINALLY at a solution! Here is what it came down to: The starter was bad although it tested good. (Scratching your head yet) Yes the solenoid was part of the problem it wouldn't turn the motor but only showed itself bad after I insisted on running a second test right after passing the first! Thank God for that. I bought a new starter installed it - STILL NO CRANK NO START. So I jumped it using a screw driver to the relay on the firewall near the battery and with the key in the ON position it started right up but still wouldn't start with the key. I replaced the ignition control module just as an extra measure and still no start with the key. Once I eliminated that I knew it had to be between the ignition and the relay and the only thing between the two is the 40amp fuses in the Power Distribution Box under the hood (fuse box) Sure enough I moved around the 40amp fuses (115, 113, 111) and turned the key and IT STARTED RIGHT UP! What a ride this has been! Moral to the story here is your problem can be two or three fold. I assume when we tried to start the car several times originally we messed up the starter and blew the fuse in the process.It's a starting circuit so there are a few things involved - simple but yet more than one. by tracing the system back and forth you can isolate the issue and that will help in determining what to change and replace. My advice is start with the cheapest parts first and work your way up! Start trying to start the truck in Neutral, if nothing happens it may not be the neutral safety switch go on to the next thing jumping the starter from the relay on the passenger side firewall under the hood. If it doesn't turn the starter your problem could be the starter or solenoid - TEST IT TWICE IF YOU CAN AT THE SHOP. If it starts right up it could be the relay or the starter interrupter fuses in the fuse box under your hood. If your THEFT light blinks when you turn the key have your key checked by a locksmith and see if they can check your ring too. Some have the equipment to do so. Even with all of this you still will come out cheaper than the dealership who told me to cut my ignition wire and feed it through my dash back to my ignition control module - Really? lol! Hope this helps someone else who was perplexed as I at how a truck could just stop starting with absolutely no warning!
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