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Car won't start the dealer said it need to be reset but i don't have the money i am a single mom

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  • ljyoung7 Aug 31, 2010

    1998 ford explore put a computer in it and it wont start do they have 2 alarms on the car it trying to start but it don't that's why i call the dealer and they told to bring it in but i have to have it tow their that's cost money to



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What model and year is the Ford, what alarm system, did the battery go dead and that is what started all this?My Mustang went dead then wouldn't start after I charged it because I didn't close the doors with the remotes in my hand and reset the alarm, I forgot I had the key on while it was charging therefore the alarm remote shut me out, had to turn it off, close the doors and push remote door lock then wait a second and push the remote to open the locks and it started.
Also make sure the little 9 volt battery in your remote isnot dead they go bad after a while, bring remote to Radio shack they will open it and test the battery they are a few dollars.
Keep me posted.

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  • JOHN DAVIDSON Aug 31, 2010

    You can reset the computer by disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes and for a few seconds with the battery disconnected hold the brake pedal down to help clear it, if you have a security code for your radio nad dont want to bother the power to the radio, disconnect the #6 mini fuse in the power distribution box for 5 minutes, if the car starts after the power is reinstated, drive it around to get the computer back on track with its "relearning" of your vehicles driving conditions.

    Also if the vehicle isnot starting after all this, there is a fuel cut off switch in the passenger kick panel to test it controls the flow of fuel to the engine if off it will stop the engine from starting, also when cranking it over does the check engine light NOT come on???

    If not you may have a defective fuel pump relay which can be switched out for test purposes in the distribution box to see if it is working or not with another same type realy, or the fuel pump may be defective which is located in the fuel tank requiring the tank to be drained for replacement(also check the fuel filter for contamination).

    Seriously Good Luck!!

  • JOHN DAVIDSON Aug 31, 2010

    The Computer can be reset by simply disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes, pressing on the brake pedal for a few seconds to bleed the system of any static electricity in the system while it is disconnected, if you have a security coded radio that will be affected by the power loss disconnect the # 6 mini fuse in the fuse block for the same amout of time and that will do the same as disconnecting the battery cable.

    Also if it doesn't start check the cut off switch in the passengers side kick panel, that may be off not allowing fuel flow to start the engine.



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