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#11 of 240 Ford explorer 2000 don't start, theft ligth blinkinh
Jul 18, 2007 (7:49 pm)
My Ford Explorer 2000 is not starting since the last time I turn the engine off. The only thing I see is my theft ligth is fast blinking in the dash board. When I go with a scew driver to the pole of the starter its crank but the engine does not go. I try to read (plug my computer) I get no response from the explorer computer. I am not so experience with Ford.
#12 of 240 theft light.
Jul 19, 2007 (9:40 am)
Your PATS is activated by something.
The passive anti-theft system prevents the engine running unless a programed key is in the ignition. You can't just go to the hardware store and get a key, it has to be programed to the vehicle.
You need to get the truck towed to the dealer if you don't have a programed key.
using a screwdriver will never ever start the vehicle. unless a programed key is present the fuel pump does not run.
#13 of 240 Re: theft light. [mschmal]
Jul 20, 2007 (10:42 am)
Is it possible that the key lost his programming? Can I program that key again. The doors do not open with the indoors buttons, we cannot open the driver door with the key. Is this problem the same problem with the programmed Key?
#14 of 240 99 Explorer-- Problem Starting
Aug 02, 2007 (12:53 pm)
My 1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L SOHC won't start...
replaced the fuel pump because signs of bad fuel pressure..
still won't start..
theres no fuel bein delivered to the cylinders, like the injectors arent spraying..
went to NAPA and the guy working had the same problem but in his 1998 Ford Ranger.. he said it was the crank sensor... so i bought that and replaced it... but still same ol same ol... still won't start
so i'm running out of ideas and getting ready to take it somewhere... but i would rather not take it some where.. if i can fix it myself..
so anyone have any ideas?
oh and my check engine and check gage light stays on
#16 of 240 EXPLORER 1994 - sluggish. Cat converter?
Aug 29, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I cant provide the code but here is what i do know..
check engine light.
brought to shop.
said the code indicated it was DPFE sensor.
replace DPFE sensor (1 hr diag+1hour labor+187.90 sensor part).
picked up explorer, drove home, and check engine light comes on again.
brought back, and now shop tells me that it is the catalytic converter exhaust system. He said "Sucking alot of air in, but not 'farting' it out" thus the cat converter as he said.
Is it possible to have the cat converter give a car sluggish perfromance?? Will not shift into higher gears.. it sometimes does if u 'baby' the accelerater.
He ruled out the MAF, which is what i thought it may be.
Any ideas about the cat converter (sorry i don't have code, but the shop swears it is the cat converter, but they dont do exhaust work.. so i have to take it somewhere else).
#17 of 240 Re: EXPLORER 1994 - sluggish. Cat converter? [ordphx]
Sep 03, 2007 (5:13 pm)
I have had cat converters do this before. I had a 99 Chevy blazer that had a clogged cat in it and it wouldn't go over 50 miles an hour. If I were you, I would have a friend take the cat off for you and put a straight pipe on it. Cat's are expensive. Yes a clogged cat will cause the check engine light to come on.
#19 of 240 Ford Explorer: Starter Clicking
Dec 09, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Hello [new to forum]. I seem to have problem after problem lately with my 2003 explorer.
I figured out that the blend door is pretty much busted so I undertook the task of removing the glove box, the instrument panel, etc etc... and stuck my hand into the heat control panel and pulled the blend door into a position so it would blow out heat... which is ok i dont need the a/c right now anyway..
but in my attempts to put it all back together i got it to completly start once...and then i turned it off.. and now as i try to start the engine it does this:
1. all the interior lights are on, but slightly dim
2. when i turn the key i hear a constant clicking till i stop turning the key
3. the instrument panel lights flicker as to do all the other lights.
4. the engine doesnt turn over at all..
what happened? need help asap, with no working car im trapped at my house extremly bored... please help asap.
#20 of 240 Re: Ford Explorer: Starter Clicking [quickie33]
Dec 09, 2006 (10:38 pm)
Is it possible you shorted something out and the battery is draining?