Brand new 08 Ford Sport Trac (2 hr old) - won't start
Went out to buy the car, wanted a test drive, engine wouldn't start. (Dealer said someone left light on) Mechanics jumped it, took the test drive, everything was fine. Bought the car, drove it home, went out to eat, and the truck won't start. All lights come on, interior, exterior, etc. Dash says "check charging system". Tried to jump with Mazda 3 and nothing. What do you think it is?
Re: Brand new 08 Ford Sport Trac (2 hr old) - won't...
Sounds like the battery may be bad. You could remove it and take it to a mechanic or parts store and have them test it for you. Mechanic might charge you 15bucks or so. Most parts stores will test it for free and gladly sell you a new one.
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For most cars, set your heater temp control to hot, Make sure engine is cold. Open drain on bottom of rad, let it drain down, depending on model the overflow bottle should drain before the rad does, once its drained remove the rad cap and drain to completion. Make sure any spills are wiped up and no open containers of antifreeze are left sitting around. Cats and dogs love to drink it, but it will kill them if they do!
Sounds to me like it's a battery issue. Take your battery to Autozone, Checker, basically any auto parts store and have them do a test on it. More than likely a dome light or something simple like that was left on and it just drained the battery.
i have the same problem, dealer says its the trac sensor on one of the front hubs . to fix the problem you have to replace the wheel bearing assembly. you cant buy just the sensor, dealer wants 400.00 do it yourself for 100.00 or less shop for parts on line or cover the light with black tape it will not hurt anything
window relay module probably went bad. theres a window relay under the dash you have power . try getting a wiring diagram mabey at an auto parts store or the library. so you can trace the problem down . short of taking the doors apart and checking the motors that drive the windows . Old fix with the old school cars bang on the doors from the inside with fist . it sometimes works the connections on the old school cars . Its stupid but it worked to get the window up .
Its the Battery. These cars Batteries sit at the Factory for who knows how long before Installation. Have even seen Dealers with quick Chargers on the Semi-Truck Transports charging Batteries so they could Unload!
The rear timing chain (or "cassette" as it's called in Ford lingo) is the chain that drives bank #1 (passenger side) cam. The front timing chain drives bank #2 (driver side) cam. There is a also a primary "jackshaft" chain that is driven by the crankshaft in order to enable both banks to be driven through a common shaft. The reason for this peculiar layout is because this engine is a "derivative" of the 4.0L OHV V6 engine it replaces. Ford simply installed a dummy shaft in place of where the camshaft used to reside on the original OHV engines. But above all else, the job you describe SHOULD NOT be carried out by anyone unfamiliar with this particular engine. There are NO timing marks on any of the drive sprockets, nor are they key to their corresponding shafts. To time this particular engine requires use of FIVE dedicated Ford/Rotunda tools that hold all relevant parts in proper position. Failing to carry this procedure out correctly, will result in the bending of ALL valves with 100% certainty!!! Therefore, it is best left to a Ford dealer technician to carry out. If you would like more information regarding diagrams, TSBs, and procedures with detailed illustrations, please e-mail me directly with your FULL Yahoo e-mail address so I can attach PDF files. Hope this helps.