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Ford Explorer 1997

It does try to start. But will not turn over. We even tried to jump start it. I guess we now have to try to hit the starter. Which can scare me a little. If you see fire coming from VA that is me. Thanks

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  • dleemitch Sep 24, 2008

    Will thanks for your help. This is real wild. We had it picked up, taken to the shop, they called me today and said they got in and it started. They didn't fine anything wrong. Not that I'm not happy this happen. But it does scare me a little. Hope this does not happen when I'm out of town. Just wold like to keep the Ford working until after Christmas. I hate having to even think about getting a new car. I do thank you so much for your help.

  • dleemitch Sep 24, 2008

    That is just what the man said at the shop. And that he saw nothing wrong. So what more can I do? I hate when this happens. I use my car for my work so it is very important for it to work. Again thank you.

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You mean it spins the engine at normal speed? if so DO NOT HIT THE STARTER
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    Randy Harkins Sep 24, 2008

    I had that happen to me at least a hundred times, someone would call up and say that their vehicle will not start, call a tow truck and when it arrived the vehicle started right up the bouncing of the tow truk shook the vehicle enough to cause what ever was faulty to work and again it will fail soon again be ready. Please rate this answer with a fixy if you are satisfied with my advice.

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    Randy Harkins Sep 24, 2008

    Sorry, ya cant fix what's not broke, when it happens again try to get someone to diagnose it on the spot at least then it will still be acting up and a good technician will be able to find it quickly Thanks good lyck let me know if I can do anything else to help

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