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Turned 1998 explorer off when i got back in and tried to start it , it would not5 even turn over, the i noticed oil was leaking and also looked like it had squrted in the engine area.

Lights come on bright but it will not turn over. would this be because my car would automatically shut of if that hose broke and could damage my car.

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Need more info. Was vehicle running great! Had it overheated?Had you been adding oil? What engine do you have and how many miles? Things like this help us immensely to narrow down the problem. don-ohio (:^)

Posted on Jan 08, 2013


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SOURCE: 2004 Ford explorer will not start

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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SOURCE: car engine wont turn over

it sounds like either the key is going bad (chip inside) or the PAT's immobilizer system is not detecting a key is inserted with the correct code. If you remove the column surround you will see connectors just make sure all of these are secure, watch the yellow one do not disconnect it as its the airbag and theres a chance of it deploying.
Also try your spare ignition key if you have one.

If all is ok i'm afraid you may need to make a trip to ford for them to diagnose, the pat's system works well almost too well sometimes. i deal alot with them while installing remote starts and when they go wrong its almost always the dealer to resolve it. They have the computer software to test the system.

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SOURCE: 2003 ford explorer, low oil pressure, car won't

The computer in your explorer, will not let your truck , because of a blown head gasket or bad seals you need to have it fixed or get a different truck.

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SOURCE: 2007 Ford expedition won't start

ur oil pump may be failin-there r sensors everywhere on new cars-keepin u from starting as safety measure-computer systems r complex n things dont always show on 1 scan-they kinda hav the mindset of a pc

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Testimonial: "Thank you. I have spoken with 2 other mechanics who said the same thing regarding the oil pump. It's being looked at. So I'll post more once I know"

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SOURCE: When I try and start my car, the engine does not

Bad starter relay or sylinoid

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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