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Starter will not turn over

I tried starting my 2004 Ford Explorer yesterday after it had been sitting for about a week. The starter will not crnk. I tried jumping it with another car, but nothing would crank the starter. I put the battery on a slow charge over night and tried it this morning. Still nothing. I also checked the fuses. They all seem to be fine. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    same thing happened to us. Will not crank at all. Everything works fine battery, gauges.

  • c10220122 Dec 30, 2008

    I have this same problem. Bought a new battery and it still won't start. The lights work but it just will not start, it doesn't even try to turn over. We have it in the shop right now and they apparently don't know anything yet either.

  • pressman717 Jan 20, 2009

    I too have the same problem. It just happened Jan 16,2009. Has anybody found a solution yet? I put in new Battery, checked fuses. I wonder if it has something to do with the sensors in the keys. my email is pressman717@embarqmail.com Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Ok this is obviously a big problem with the explorer. I had a low battery so i wouldnt turn over. i bought a brand new 200 dollar battery. Now it just makes one click and stops. All guages, fuses, radio, etc. work fine. Battery guage reads normal.

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I had this problem and had my vehicle towed to two different places and was out a lot of money to find out it was the key. The security code had reset itself and the explorer acted as if it were being stolen therefore not allowing it to start. It has to be fixed by an authorized Ford Dealership. No one else has the ability to fix it. I hope this helps you not to have to pay two machenics for one problem. Thanks

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I had the same problem with my 2004 Explorer.
A friendly mechanic looked up some stuff and asked me to try my spare key and it worked.Once reset my original key works like nothing ever happened. Who knew?
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Yeah guys, my friend has the same problem on 2004 explorer. wont crank, but has power. i replaced the fuel pump relay(located in the fuse box under hood, driver side) and it started right up.refer to the owners manual, but if you dont have one, i believe it's either relay number 47 0r 48. when you open the fuse box, look on the inside of the top and it will give you a map of the relay locations. its square and black, and on the bottom left corner of the box if you're standing in front of the driver side tire. there's 3 black relays in a row, it's the center one. just swap it out with the one on the left, which is for the horn, to be sure thats the problem before you go and buy a new one.(the relays costs 13 and change at autozone). also have the computer checked for faults at autozone once you get it started just to be sure....they'll do it for free. good luck.

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Did any one check the fuses under the hood crank fuse are it might be the starter check the wires to the starter

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