Question about 2001 Ford Escape
3,0L V6, upon start up vehicle runs fine, after 10-20 seconds starter attempts to re-engage the fly wheel, we have replaced the starter, alternator, fuses, and relays, i am wondering if this could be an ignition switch problem? if not an ignition switch issue what could it be?
I agree with Ignition switch diagnosis. Another possibility is a short in the lockout for the gearshift and brake pedal lever. This is suppose to stop you from starting the vehicle unless your foot is on the brake pedal. These get smashed and it should not allow power to go to the starter relay, but if they do cross the circuit, it may provide power to the starter relay. You did not say if the starter tried to engage when you tried to shift from Park.
I think the Ignition switch is the most likely, but I wanted to mention the crushed lockout switch as a remote possibility.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well first have you charged your battery back up, if so then try to by pass the ingintion switch by just connecting the two main post of the colenoid with a piece or wire, this creates a direct wire basically from your battery to your starter, if still no luck you will need a new starter located more to the drivers side close to right under the pedels on the bottom side of the truck.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Most Likely The Starter I Know We Changed It Is What your Thinking.
I Done 3 In A Row And The Fourth One Was Finally Good.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Sounds like the starter drive is shot, best thing to do is replace starter with new or rebuild.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
The Bendix drive is bad in the starter. You can either rebuild it or just purchase a new rebuilt starter.
The Bendix drive is what pushes the starter gear into the flywheel the then it will turn the flywheel. When the Bendix drive goes bad the starter just spins/whirls.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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