Battery power is fine, but when turned to run position... car does nothing !!!
My wife went to the store and everything was fine, when she came out 10 minutes later the car would not start. Battery power is full, but in the run position the car will not do anything. The anti theft system seems to be working according to the owners manual. Car does not even try to turn over. Any opinions, thanks for your time.
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Won't start how ? When your the key to the start position what happens ? The engine spins but won't start an run . this a crank no start condition . If nothing happens when you turn the key to start ,this is a no crank no start condition . Need to be clear on this so we know what to have check . If nothing happens when turning the key to start position ,try moving gear selector to neutral - park neutral safety switch . If when you turn the key to start an the engine does spin but doesn't start an run ,check for spark ,fuel pressure . see what's missing .
Is your security light flashing? If so, your onboard security system has disabled the starter. The security system can be reset (providing you are using the ORIGINAL key for the car) you may have to hook up a battery charger to accomplish this. First hook up the battery charger then when you get in the car, set the parking brake before turning the ignition on. This will keep the daytime running lights from coming on. Then turn the key to the RUN position and wait for the security light to stop flashing. (This takes about 10 minutes.) Then, without turning the key off, turn the key to the START position. The engine should start.
If this doen't work, you will probably have to wait until your wife gets home so you can reset the security system by using the remote to lock the unlock the doors.
I would also recommend investing in a second remote and key so you don't have this problem in the future. The second key and remote is pretty easy to progrm on your vehicle. This can be done either by the dealer or most aftermarket repair shops. You MAY even want to try to do it yourself. Instructions for programming additional keys and remotes are located in your Owner's Manual.
Check your car's ground to make sure it's getting contact, This is the black wire from your battery, follow it till it connects to your frame. may need cleaned for better contact. If this don't work check your positive connection on your starter "the big nut" Because if even in your coil pac it would turn over just not fire, Good luck to you hope this help's.
this sound to me like at first I thought it was a fuse, as the problem went on it shifted more toward a weak cell in the battery, if a weak cell sits for a little while the battery will not hold the charge in that cell and that will cause loss of power, "its charge", in tne other cells. you had mentioned you used another battery and it ran great but when the battery was removed, things went wrong. You may check to see if there is water in your battery
IF BATTERY CABLES CLEAN AND TIGHT.STARTER AND SOLENOID GOOD.SEE IF YOU SEE THEFT LIGHT ON WHILE KEY IN RUN POSITION.IF SECURITY LIGHT ON YOUR CAR IS IN THEFT SECURITY MODE.TRY ANOTHER KEY.PUT IN IGNITION FOR 10 MINUTES IN RUN POSITION WITH ENGINE OFF.WHEN SECURITY LIGHT TURN OFF. TURN OFF IGNITION SWITCH .WAIT 5 SECONDS TRY CRANKING TRUCK.IF STILL DONT CRANK.HAVE TRUCK HOOK UP TO A SCANNER TO CHECK FOR THEFT SECURITY MODE FAULT.
I would love to answer this question but I am having the same issue. I have a 2000 LS with the V8..replaced the battery about 2 weeks ago and last night I went to go home and it won't start. All the bells ring when I turn the key but when I turn to the right to "start" position, nothing. No clicking, no noise at all. I called the Lincoln dealership and we went over the alarm light "not flashing" and shifter position. They have no advice other than "tow it in".
The vehicle had been running fine.
Your alternator is going bad. It should only put out 13-14 volts and therefore is overcharging your battery. This causes your battery to get a dead cell. If you replace the alternator and battery, make sure you check the cables for any shorts.