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do you have the 4.0?
have you checked the starter relay and starter solenoid?
v-6 the only motor ford put in the explorer 4 w-d that year
Click here for starter solenoid.
Ok I didnt know it was a 4x4, the two wheel drive had a 302
have checked all of that, it is not making any sense at all
is it clicking or one click or no click
no when i turn it all the way to start the starter nothing happens
Ok have you tried a nsbu switch?
if i jump where the relay goes the car will start
trans range switch? if you rock it or wiggle gear selector around? will it start?
no and if i put it in nuetral it wont start either
ok and you have tried a new relay
bought ia new one to make sure it was ok
ok have you check fuse 24 its a 7.5 amp fuse
i have checked every fuse in the veh. with a meter and visually
also check fuse 5 its a 50 amp fuse.
5 is the red one under the hood its ok also
Ok do you have power to the relay when turning to start at 85 on relay a tan and red wire goes to it.
the relay connection that is. it should be hot. and this comes from nsbu switch or digital range sensor.
Click here for diagram if you dont have one.
ok it is hot.
can you check for ground at 86 its a black wire. (continuity from it, to engine or bolt thats grounded.
if you dont have it jump a wire from that wire anfd make a ground and see if it will start
let me check real fast
I have seen alot of neg battery cables to ground on vehicle loose or dirty. and starter so make sure they are shiney and clean and tight.
I will be here.
i just tested it and its grounded
Ok running low on options. Have you cleaned the starter cables and neg ground from battery to vehicle.
Try cleaning a ground from starter to vehicle run a jumper wire
when doing these tests have you seen less that 12 volts and wiggle wires to see if continuity breaks
i have done all of that, i am out of options thats why i looked u up, this is irratating me , just doesnt make anysense
No its doesnt
i have been on this for 2 days now, everything checkes ok like i said i can jump where the realy goes and it will start rt up
anti theft light isnt on is it?
yes it blinks constantly
Theres the issue
yes it is, it blinks every 2 or3 seconds
Try locking and unlocking the doors with the key, then starting it.
The procedure for resetting the pats is to insert the key in the door and turn it left then right, removing the battery should not affect the anti theft unless there is a problem with the pats and now the computer has forgotten the code associated with your key.
Try your spare key first, that way you will know if the key is the problem, If your anti theft light blinks all the time even when driving the pats is bad and you will have to get it looked at, at the very least you might need to get your key reprogrammed.
The anti theft light under normal conditions will come on steady for 3 seconds when the key is turned on, if there is a problem with the system it will flash, and also when operating normally it will blip when key is off as a warning to potential thieves.
To permanently disable the anti theft Pats ( passive anti theft system ) locate the Green/purple wire in the driver side kick panel and permanently ground it to metal.
If this doesnt work there is a issue with the anti theft and you can try a bypass module or have a ford dealer scan it. they have the only scanner to trouble shoot it.
how would u bypass it if this is the problem
To permanently disable the anti theft Pats ( passive anti theft system ) locate the Green/purple wire in the driver side kick panel and permanently ground it to metal. or find a bypass module to install. auto zone had a bulldog for like 24 bucks at one time. it came with a site and you can view video online for installation if they still have it. other wise the dealer is the only one with correct scanner to diagnose it. a bad battery can cause this or a bad key. so make sure you try your spare and a jump from another car. Or known good battery or new battery
let me try to to find the green/purple wire in the kick panel, is the kick panel under the dash to the left or on the door
under steering column to the left
i will be rt back
that didnt work either
Ok you have your other checks to do and the option of a bypass module or a dealer.
ok on the left rear of the truck the anti theft module is back there. there should be two connections unplug the white connection with 10 or 111 pins in it and try to start it?
take the left rear panle out on drivers side.
ok , i will try that next
Ok fingers are crossed. your year is on the border line for it to work.