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Hello- was driving my expedition el and when I stopped at the store and got back in it won't even turn over. The lights ficker- could it be a wire shortage? We jumped it and it started immediately and I drove it home. I turned it off and then tried to crank immediately and wouldn't turn over again. The lights started flashing on and off and the door locks started going on and off. Any ideas?

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I noticed the year model of your Ford, it may be under warranty for some of the parts. First, clean your battery connections. If that does not help, get your battery tested as it may be shorting out.

The negative battery cable usually mounts low on the engine. Check the end of the negative cable for corrosion or a loose mounting nut.

You can get the battery and the starter tested at Autozone or Oreillys for free, as well as an engine scan. The battery would be your responsibility, but the starter may still have warranty. The other electrical parts may be under Warranty.

The lights flashing could be part of the Alarm system but the locks would indicate a short in the power supply.

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