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Truck will not start.

I have a 2004 navigator,when you turn the key to start it ,it won't crank over.Can it be a fuse?I have a new battery so i don't think that's it.i have stong headlights and power in the truck.

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    juggernautxt May 11, 2010

    is there a key shaped light in the dash flashing? when you put the key in the ignition?


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Sounds like the starter solenoid or starter relay or the "Park-Neutral Safety switch"

Try starting it in neutral, or carefully, hold the key in start while moving the shift lever from park to low gear slowly and - with your foot on the brake and parking brake on.

report back.

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • gerry bissi May 14, 2009

    SECTION 303-06: Starting System

    2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual

    Starting System

    The starting system consists of the:

    • starter motor.
    • starter switch, part of the ignition switch.
    • digital transmission range (TR) sensor (automatic transmission-equipped vehicles).
    • starter motor solenoid relay switch.
    • starter solenoid.
    • starter drive.

    The starter motor:

    • is a permanent magnet, gear reduction, 12 V DC motor.
    • has an integral starter solenoid.
    • has an over-running clutch in the starter drive.
    • is serviced as an assembly.

    The starter motor solenoid relay switch:

    • controls current to the starter solenoid.
    • is engaged by the ignition switch.
    • connects the battery to the starter motor.

    The digital TR sensor on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles prevents starter motor engagement unless the transmission is in the NEUTRAL or PARK position.

    The starter drive:

    • is operated by the starter solenoid.
    • engages the flywheel to turn the engine.
    • has an internal over-running clutch to disengage the starter motor when the engine starts.

    The starter solenoid:

    • is an electromagnet.
    • engages the starter drive to the flywheel.
    • when energized, the contacts close, connecting the battery to the starter motor. This causes the starter motor to turn the starter drive.
    • is kept in the energized condition by a hold-in winding until the starter switch is released.

    When the ignition switch is turned to the START position, the starter motor solenoid relay switch is energized, connecting the battery to the starter solenoid. The starter solenoid moves the drive lever and pin to engage the starter drive with the flywheel ring gear and connects the battery to the starter motor.


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SOURCE: Problems with Gearshift 2004 Lincoln Navigator

Turn the key forward a notch then it should come out. If you are turning the key all the way off it enables the accessories (radio etc), locks the key in the ignition and disables the gear shifter.
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SOURCE: motor cranks but won,t start

hes right check the ignition control module.i had to replace mine because my cavalier would start fine one minute and the next it would be idling rough and backfiring. your best bet is to replace the control module.

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SOURCE: 2004 Lincoln Navigator low beam headlight went out

If you have the HID bulbs check with an Autoparts store like Autozone. I believe the right and left headlights have separate Relays in the Powerbox. It is possible that there are 2 low beam and 2 high beam relays total. They pull too much power for both sides to be wired together and may wire the high beams separate too!

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