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#26 of 48 Re: Ford Expendition 2000 will not start (Please help) [tidester]
Oct 20, 2009 (8:36 am)
I know this post is old- but I just dealt with this on my own 1997 Expedition.
Your starter relay is mounted on the firewall right next to the battery. If you follow the red wires from the battery, they go right to it. Remove the small boot on the starter relay- this is the line from your ignition switch. Put 12v to the small post. If your starter runs- you've got no power coming from your ignition to fire the relay. If not- then the problem lies in the relay, starter, or somewhere in-between. In my case, my truck starter would 'click' (fire the starter solenoid) but didn't have enough power to turn it over (brand new battery- brand new starter!) I found that the power cable feeding the starter had corroded really badly underneath all the electrical wrappings, and couldn't carry enough juice to the starter to do the job....
Hope this helps someone out there!
#27 of 48 Re: '04 Expedition Starting Problem [roybus14]
Oct 30, 2009 (4:25 pm)
I would say it was the fuse relay. Part # FSTZ*14N089*B cost 16.24. We had a situation like that as well. You will not find item other than the Dealership. You can replace it yourself.
#28 of 48 Intermittent Starting problem with '98 Expedition
Nov 14, 2009 (10:21 am)
I have an intermittent problem with a 1998 Expedition 4.6L. It is sometimes really slow to turn over, sometimes just 'clicks' the relay and sometimes completely drains the battery. The battery checks OK (820 cca and it's a 750 battery), tests right at 12v but then drops to 4-5v when the problem occurs. The starter and solenoid have both been changed as well as the 4" connector wire at the starter that is said to have had corrosion problems (mine did not). It seems to happen mostly after the truck has started in the morning and sat for a couple hours mid-day. It always starts eventually, but usually with a jump/charge. Any ideas?
#29 of 48 Ford 04 Expedition won't start periodically
Feb 10, 2010 (5:54 pm)
My 04 Eddie Bauer edition will not start periodically. It has power going to the car as all the lights come on and everything seems to be working electrically, but the car just won't turn over. We at first thought it was associated with temperature as it always did it when it was 34 degrees or lower and it has sat (overnight) in that temperature. Once the car sat in the sun or the temperature went up it started right away. The connections on the battery were replaced a year ago as they were corroded and the dealer recently fixed/tightened one of them hoping it was the problem. So there are new connections on the battery and no corrosion. We thought this fixed it as the car started fine for several weeks. Now it has started to do it again. Just less frequently and less predictably. It starts in 3 degree weather now and other days won't start on a day it is 28 degrees. It also does it just a couple hours after it was run versus sitting overnight.
The dealer wanted it to stay with them so they could start it on a cold day and they have had it over three weeks total at different times and it starts every time for them. They just can not figure it out without it not starting for them.
The other night it was in the mid 20s and did not start after only sitting for a couple hours. I tried 9-10 times with no luck. I was so frustrated that I decided to try anything. The steering wheel was not locked so I started to crank on it really hard and suddenly on about the 3rd or 4th position of the wheel that I tried it just fired up. It occurred to me that the car at the time was parked at the same angle that it had been at my home almost every time it did not start. I recently have been parking it in another place where the wheel is not turned in that same angle, so maybe that is why it has been starting. Is there any chance that the angle at which my wheel is turned has something to do with it not starting. Keep in mind the wheel is not locked. My husband thought it might be acting like it is locked even though it is not -- that it is getting the wrong signal. I thought it might have to do with a loose connection behind the wheel or corosion right at the starter inside the car.
Any thoughts as the mechanics seem baffled? The car is unreliable with the way it acts now and I need it to start every time.
Thanks for any thoughts.
#30 of 48 Re: Ford 04 Expedition won't start periodically [bobmelsam]
Feb 24, 2010 (12:32 pm)
I have an 05 expedition and had been experiencing an issue for a few months now where intermittenly my car would not start and it would take a few tries for it to actually start. I took it the dealer yesterday and they were first thinking it was the fuel pump, but it turned out be a computer issue. Ford has a fix for this and they had to reprogram my computer in my car. This is a known issue with the expeditions. The issue has to do with idle setting on the car that is controlled by the computer or something like that.
#31 of 48 Expediton Starting Problem
Dec 03, 2010 (8:51 am)
If you have an expediton that turns over but wont start or dies when you let off the key, especially in cold weather, it is probably the ignition switch/commutateur/interrutor that bolts under the steering column. The rod from the cylinder ignition swtch runs down to this contact box and starts the vehicle. If you are having trouble in cold weather with the ignition working intermitently, this is probably the problem if the vehicle turns over and doesn't start. The BWD part number for an 01 is CS287 at oreilly auto parts. If your vehicle turns over in the cold but won't start, try turning the ignition on and off several times without starting the vehicle. This moves the starting ignition rod up and down inside this box and if the contacts are bad inside, it will probably start after several tries. The contacts on the inside of these ignition switch boxes get worn and do not make contact, especially in the cold. Hope this helps someone....
#33 of 48 99 Expedition 5.4L Died on Highway Won't Restart
Jun 13, 2011 (8:23 am)
Nice afternoon - sunny, 80 degrees - cruising down the highway at 55mph when SUV suddenly stalled out and wouldn't restart.
Cranks but won't start.
PATS tests out ok.
Oil and fuel levels are ok.
#34 of 48 starter stays engaged 04 expedition
Jan 21, 2012 (8:03 am)
my starter stays engaged and burns out my solenoid. this has happened twice now about a month apart. replaced solenoid twice. why is this happening