Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2010, 01:12 AM
scotty_fred scotty_fred is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7
scotty_fred is starting off with a positive reputation.
2004 Explorer won't turn over.....

It drove fine when I parked it...I went out to leave next day and it won;t turn over....No clicking noise when I try to start it...The radio,heater and everything works full power...I just replaced the battery like a month ago...... Any ideas? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2010, 10:42 AM
LTCPipkin LTCPipkin is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 99
LTCPipkin is starting off with a positive reputation.
I had the same symptoms a few months back in my 2005. Turns out my transmission shift linkage cable is loose/broken. Haven't had time to deal with it here in the snow/cold. When it won't start in park, I simply slide the shifter from P to R to N (by feel NOT by the indicator needle on the dash). Once in Neutral, the safety over-rides will allow the engine to start. Recommend you engage the parking brake and remember to place a foot on the brake to allow the shifter to move as you locate Neutral. Good luck.

Michael
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2010, 12:02 PM
powersmoked's Avatar
powersmoked powersmoked is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,689
powersmoked is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotty_fred View Post
It drove fine when I parked it...I went out to leave next day and it won;t turn over....No clicking noise when I try to start it...The radio,heater and everything works full power...I just replaced the battery like a month ago...... Any ideas? Thanks
I don't own one of these trucks, so these thoughts are mostly theory. make sure if you have any theft or remote starter equipment that it is working properly. . if you have lights, power, etc. You probably have an issue with either your "starter control circuit" or your starter/solenoid is bad. devices that are part of your starter control circuit are , ignition switch, starter relay ,(I think in your power distribution box #12), neutral safety switch( if you have a standard itis a clutch positioning switch), depending on your ability you can take a multimeter and start checking these for power.
__________________
2004 Edge, Ext Cab, 3.0 vin#U, 2wd, M5OD, AC, 100k, chasing a misfire #4, also an occasional P0316.


Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2010, 12:52 PM
shorod's Avatar
shorod shorod is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 2,725
shorod has a good reputation on FTE.shorod has a good reputation on FTE.shorod has a good reputation on FTE.
Does the "Security" or "Theft" indicator in the instrument cluster flash rapidly when attempting to start the engine? Does the blower motor shut off when the key is in the "Start" position?

-Rod
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2010, 04:31 PM
sadiejane sadiejane is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 17
sadiejane is starting off with a positive reputation.
ck wire that goes to the starter solonoid for power they have been known to corrode causing bad connection
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2010, 06:16 PM
jrgoffin jrgoffin is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 49
jrgoffin is starting off with a positive reputation.
Had a similar issue with my Aviator recently, but I was unfortunately told by some bozo at Autozone that my alternator was fine - it turned out that it was slowly croaking as I suspected, but he didn't know how to operate his test box well enough!

Anyway, all the accessories worked, but my battery was dropping below 10 volts (and it was a new battery as well). Without 10 volts, the starter relay will not even fire, so nothing will happen. Once I charged up the battery and replaced the alternator, all has been fine.

Before I figured out the alternator was actually going down-hill, I was thinking it was the ignition switch, or maybe the transmission range sensor, or maybe a defective battery, or maybe a loose wire...
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 06:16 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator

Tags
2004, 2007, engine, explorer, ford, over, ranger, relay, solenoid, start, starter, truck, turn, won, wont

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup