Question about 2000 Ford Expedition
Replaced starter 2009 had no problems now 2014 starter wont disengage sometimes replaced solenoid on fire wall still sometimes wont disengage tried pulling small wire on solenoid still going what the h#%^
Replace the ignition switch
Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Testimonial: "If i pull the "S" wire off while it is engaged that would eliminate anything from the solenoid to the steering wheel,correct. I say this because the "S" wire supplies the current to engage the solenoid."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am experiencing the same issue with my 2001 expeditiion. Just curious... after the vehicle has been running hot for a while and you park and shut the motor, then it won't restart? Unless I wait for approx 1/2 hour when motor has cooled then it starts up. I have had mechanics check the fuel line and the fuel seems to "vapor lock". The fuel pump may need repaired/replaced. I am not experiencing and electrical issue. This is a fuel intake issue.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
I have an 89 F350 that did same thing, I went thru 5 solenoids in one week before I got a good one, I still keep two good ones as spare just in case. The problem is the solenoid itself, they have different brand names, get the more expensive heavy duty (about $20) the ones that cost $9.99 are garbage, good thing they are under warranty. If you have a dealer nearby get it from them, the price is not much different.
When you unplug the small wire on the solenoid you tested that the problem was not the ignition switch but the solenoid that got stuck, welded contacts, some times if you hit the solenoid it would release the contacts.
What I used to do was to disconnect the thick wire going to the starter and set it aside, when I had to start the vehicle, I opened the ignition, lift the hood and with the cable going to the starter, touch the terminal on the solenoid where the cable from the battery + connects, it will activate the starter and start the engine, after that I would put the cable on the side where it would not harm anything. That will help me to get to the autoparts store without burning out the starter.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2011
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