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#181 of 233 Truck won't start every time
Oct 21, 2010 (4:53 pm)
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer that will not crank each time. It won't turn but the lights and radio work. Usually this happens after we have driven the truck somewhere and got out only to return to the truck and it won't crank. I took it to a mechanic a couple of months back - had it towed because it wouldn't crank but when they got it, it worked after charging the battery. They couldn't find anything wrong with it but I continue to have the problem at least once a week or so. I purchased a new battery so it's not the battery. Usually it will start again if we wait 10 or 15 minutes.
#182 of 233 1998 for explorer engine turns over, but wont start
Dec 28, 2010 (10:43 am)
hi we have a 1998 ford exploer it ran fine the other day but we tried starting it today but it wont start, we changed the spark plugs on it recently, we are just wondering what can it be?
#183 of 233 Re: Ford explorer 2000 don't start, theft ligth blinkinh [tutuchi]
Jan 09, 2011 (6:08 pm)
I have given up on my 99 explorer 15 service calls with no perminent fixes. Bought a Chevy Tahoe, Explorer going to scrap for $75.00 a ton. Sad but I will never own another ford in my life.
#185 of 233 Re: 2005Ford Explorer [barb2010]
Jan 25, 2011 (9:17 am)
I started to wonder if the after market car starter had anything to do with this. My Windstar also started having electronic issues shortly after I had the car starter installed. The door locks locked and would not unlock unless I used the remote or rolled down my window and punched in the code on the keyless entry. I have gotten rid of my Explorer. I really liked it except for the fact that it was a death trap! Stalling whenever, for no particular reason. It was in the shop a dozen times or more. The little black box the dealership installed never registered it stalling the five times it did BUT it did record the ignition being manually turned off ( I wanted to see if the thing actually did record anything!) If the computers don't recognize there is a problem, it won't register a problem and if there is no recorded problem, FORD will not cover it under warranty. I too will NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD again!
#186 of 233 STALL PROBLEMS
Feb 10, 2011 (10:43 pm)
I HAVE A 2001 FORD EXPLORER I LOVE THE CAR BUT THE PROBLEM IS EVERY TIME I START IT" IT STALLS OUT 3 OR 4 TIMES BEFOR IT WILL RUN PROPERLY IS THERE ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS PROBLEM COULD BE.
#187 of 233 Re: Truck won't start every time [bigstu67]
Mar 21, 2011 (7:19 pm)
I also own 2003 and found out what the problem was, remove the cover under the passenger side there u will find the fuel pump switch press down on it and ur truck should start.
#188 of 233 Re: Truck won't start every time [francoricar]
May 03, 2011 (4:19 am)
hi, im having the same exact problem, and we hit the button down but it doesnt start most of the time, we have to play with the fuses, the switch button and sometimes itll start after a while. any advice?
#189 of 233 Re: Starting Problem 97 Explorer [blueoval1]
May 26, 2011 (10:52 pm)
Did you try to replace ECC relay?
#190 of 233 Re: Truck won't start every time [cekmommy09]
May 26, 2011 (10:55 pm)
I'm having the same problem but I'll change the EEC relay. According to message # 81 it works.....I'm keeping very positive with this option.