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2004 Ford Explorer Won't Start

All the power comes on, but it won't roll over when I start it, and the digital mileage just shows -------

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  • KellyKuzawa Aug 23, 2008

    yeah its just not making the connection and starting. it trys to start but the connection isn't being made and thats keeping it from starting. it happened when i was driving, i stopped at a red light and when the light turned green i started to drive and then the truck stalled on me and when i turned the key it would click and start to turn over but it wouldn't make the connection and start. I have all the gauges and lights so there is power and my digital mileage is just showing a blank ------ not sure if that helps or not, but thats what's going on.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    I have the same year explorer and when i try to start, the lights come on but nothing else. There is no click either. I had the alternator and battery replaced three weeks ago because the alternator went.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    the light comes on but it just won't turn over what should i do

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    New battery, turn key... nothing

  • starlite_109 Jan 08, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. New battery and everything.. wont even come close to turning over unless its boosted.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I have a ford explorer that has lights everthing, just wont start. new alternater, new battery. new starter, new cylinoid, ect. whats the problem

  • MSeanJacobs Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same exact issue. My 2004 Explorer ran to the gas station yesterday and then wouldn't start when I tried to leave. Everything has power and looks fine when the key is on but when I turn it to start nothing happens at all.

    I tried jumping it and still nothing. Checked the battery connections and still nothing. Every time it's the same thing. All the power is on and lights, radio, gauges, etc. all work but nothing happens at all when I turn the key.




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Check the crankshaft sensor they are good about going out on the explorers

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I let my radio run and it killed the battery got it jump started worked but when i would get in it hesitated to start two days later i took out the radio didn't mess with any wires and put it back in car still worked then two days later car wouldn't start what happened had battery checked still good and starter checked still good

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Hello, What you are saying is the starter will turn if you jump the starter Relay. If you want to try this a second time, make sure the Ignition switch is in the RUN position. It should start.

Be sure to have the vehicle in Park. There are some Interlocks in the gearshift and Brake pedal that prevent when certain things happen. When your vehicle is in Park or Neutral, the power wire from the Ignition switch can make a connection to the wire that controls the starter Relay.

But first this wire has to get the okay from the Interlock switch, that the gearshift IS either in Park or Neutral. If this switch is bad or misaligned, the connection will not reach the starter Relay. You need to take off the small wire at the starter Relay and hook up a test light or meter. Then turn your Ignition key to START. The small wire should have power when the key is held in the start position.

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I hope my solution is very helpful to you.

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