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2004 Ford explorer will not start

New battery a month ago. Came out of work and it would not start. I jumped it and it started. Got home turned it off after driving for an hour and tried to restart it. nothing, not even a turn over, the lights on the dash came on. I tried to jump it again and it would turn over but not start, I took the battery and alternator and had them tested, all passed. The warning lights on the dash that show up when I turn the key on, are the battery light, service engine soon light. I am hearing a noise coming from the center of the dash when I turn the key like a sensor or something turning on. Never heard it before. I just had the oil changed a couple of weeks ago. The interior lights are not as bright. It seems like a disconnect somewhere, can anyone help?

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  • craigv Dec 01, 2008

    Thanks for trying. After changing cable connections, testing the battery, alternator, starter, etc. I had it towed to my mechanics, he could not find the problem either. We had to send it to ford. Looks like a problem with the security system and not letting the vehicle start.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my astra would start this morning assumed it was the battery died so jump started and it was fine but now when i turn off the engine and take out the key a few lights stay on, on the dash please help

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I had changed the bulbs in my dash cluster got it all back together. Now the car will not start or even turn over the dash lights come on but when i turn the key i get nothing at all.Is there some kind of reset or something.I have even tried to jump start it and still nothing. Please help if you can thanks.

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Sounds like connections or cables. They may appear to look good but if they are aftermarket terminal ends they get corrosion under the bolt down clamp that holds the wires in. If they are factory cables that are molded on to the ends of the wires the same thing can happen. The easiest and cheapest thing to try is to put aftermarket terminal ends on the cables. Make sure you wirebrush the ends of the cables after you strip them and tighten them evenly and securely. Also clean the battery side thoroughly. If this doesn't work check the starter relay. Its the first place the red cable bolts to after the battery. Check the connections and try putting a jumper wire between the battery positive cable and the small terminal marked with an "S". One of these solutions should take care of this.

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