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#14 of 48 Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help)
Apr 21, 2009 (1:58 am)
Hello there, please can anyone please kindly help with my situation? I have a 1999 5.4L expedition. The truck was running fine before, but I parked it down for a while because I have another car that I drive due to gas price. On Friday nite my girl decided to take the truck to a store but the truck will not start, so at first I thought it was just the battery even thought the battery is very new because it is just a year old. On Monday morning I decided to jump start the car but to my greatest surprise, the car still will not start after jump. I called triple A and they came and test the battery and confirmed the battery is still good and now I am as clueless as to what is going on.
I am wondering if anyone has experience anything like this before. The truck won’t even crank at all. I have read several discussions on this forum but did not come across anything like this, now I am just hoping that anyone on this forum might have good suggestions or know exactly what I need to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated
Thanks much in advance and God bless.
#15 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [ayakata]
Apr 21, 2009 (9:18 am)
Do your lights and other electronics work? Your ignition switch may be at fault.
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#16 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [tidester]
May 12, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Yes sir, my lights and other electronics work fine. How do I know for fact to know if it is my ignition switch in deed, is there any kind of test I can perform on my own?
I would like to narrow the problem down before I take it down to the show.
#17 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [ayakata]
May 12, 2009 (7:30 pm)
Yes, you can test your ignition switch but I will defer to anyone who has hands on experience (I don't) with the Expedition. Can anyone help out here? Thanks!
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#18 of 48 03 Exp won't stay running
May 19, 2009 (5:46 am)
Here is a strange one.Last week my 03 Exp started then died after about 3 seconds. Then all it would do is turn over. We had it towed to a local mechanic and they syarted it as soon as it showed up. After a day they returned it to us claiming to have "fixed" an alternator connection that was loose/bad. Next day it worked fine until the weekend when the wife had an appointment, it did it again. Would run for a few seconds then die. She took my car and I went out and it staretd and ran fine. Took it to dealer where we bought it and they now have had it for 2 days and can't duplicate it.
May 19, 2009 (10:32 am)
IAC valve maybe? (Idle Air Control)
#20 of 48 Re: IAC? [alwaysfords2]
May 19, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Not sure, dealer gave it back today because they started it probably 100 times in 2 days and it started every time.
#21 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [ayakata]
Jul 15, 2009 (12:18 pm)
Hello, check power cables at the starter for corrosion, if the connections are okay it probably the starter needs to be replaced.
#22 of 48 Exp Will Not Crank
Aug 10, 2009 (5:49 am)
I have a 1999 exp and it was running good and the next morning would not crank. It would turn over good but just would not crank. I was told to change the cam and crank positioning sensor tried that and still would not crank then was told to change the ignition switch. Did that and now it will not even turn over any more. Checked all the wiring and everything is hooked up. Can anyone help me please.
#23 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [tidester]
Sep 01, 2009 (8:28 am)
You can by-pass the ignition switch by jumping the starter relay.
I have a 1997 Expedition, and the starter relay is just to the right of the battery, mounted on the firewall. There are some large red wires bolted on with ring connectors, and a push-on connector. The push-on is the line from your ignition switch. If you remove that and jump 12v from your pos. battery terminal to that post, it should fire you starter. If that doesn't work, you're not getting a signal from your ignition...