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1998 explorer cranks but wont start. does this abt once a month.

The theft light blinks really fast when it wont start. It usually starts the next day but I have no idea what it could be. New battery and still no fix!

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There are tow things that it could be, Unlock your car door from the in side, if not then lock from the in side and then unlock again from the in side. I have also had this problem.

Do you have a code bar on you door? Do you know the code? I know how to get it if not.

The car has a left system in it. That will help you, The ford dealer will help you, That is how I found out.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • nicole bibian Nov 25, 2008

    This problem is about a $10.00 or less there is a box on the right side under the hood, Mine was gray. They are plugs take the plugs out i believe it is the 3prong plug replace that and you will have no problems.



    I do know that it is hard to get in a car that you have to count on day by day, When you have kids you don"t want to worry about it not starting. I had this problem and it took me about 6 months to fix it and every auto person i explained this to had no idea, one day my cousin said do this.



    I did and every day no problems and it only cost me like $4.00.



    nikki If you cant find it let me know I will take a picture of it and show you that way. Don't worry I know that this is what you have to do.



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Had similar problem recently, turned out to be the fuel pump in the tank.
The garage can come out and check the fuel pressure should be around 40 psi without that it won't start, of course in your case it could be something different, just thought I'd pass this information on.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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