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1993 Ford Explorer wont start

I drove my Explorer to the store. It ran like it always had without any problems. When I came out of the store 20 minutes later it wouldnt start, Dead and no click nothing. I at first believed it was the starter or battery. I changed the battery, nothing. I pulled the starter and had it tested, now I get a clicking noise from the sil-a-noid on the side wall next to the battery. So believing thats next I replaced that with a ford replacement. Still nothing so I was talkign with a mechanic who belived it could be the starter switch. I dropped the colume and he helped me replace that, still I get the same clicking from the starter and the silanoid on the fire wall. What could the problem be now? I really have used all my knowledge

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    so i drove my 93 explorer it ran like a champ never had any problems with it so i get up to go to the store and it turns over but then just makes one loud click noise so i replaced the cylonoid and nothing same thing so now i am curriently changing the starter dont know if thats gonna work now plus its a real ***** to get out

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have had to buy 3 starters for my 1993 explorer, now I call it an exploder, the money and headaches it has caused me in one damn year! It is the worst vehicle I have ever owned, Now I have a 2005 chevy blazer, owned for 3 years, had to put no money into it except a new heater rocks!

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Its now April 27th 2009, I Have replaced the battery, the cylonoid the altenator, the cables, pulled the starter had it tested by 2 different auto part stores, Both say its perfect, Replaced the belt, the ignition switch, all the fuses located inside the ngine compartment and inside the car on the fire side wall drive side, Dropped in over $1 K in total auto parts and time. Still have the same issue, not sure why i'm back here, The site said I would get help but 2 posting in 10 months ? WOW........ I ran a aid on Craigs list for $500 cash for someone to come fix it. 19 people showed up no one figured it out 2 people said they were ASA techs. Not sure if they were, but they couldnt figure this out......I'm out of money and need it fixed in less than 30 days now. Cash offer isnt on the table so people arent helping.



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I remember reading in the owners manuel of my 93 exploer about a cut off button. If wont allow your car to start if you are in an accident, and sometimes, even if you hit a pot hole or bump too hard, this can also trigger it. It can be reset though, and I believe it is located between the front and back seats in the middle. Not sure where, because it has been a month or more since I read it. But maybe some else knows just where to look.

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Have you checked for cut or lose cables to the battery? I've had this happen to me and jiggled the battery a bit. Not sure your fix will be so easy. My battery was not securely fastened into place so it was breaking the connection with the battery cables.

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