Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
What liter engine?
When its no starting, will it at least crank?
Can you check the fuel pressure, ignition spark, and injector pulse and tell me which is missing when it will not start?
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Thanks for addressing those questions, the additional service is for diagrams if you need them. Since it will not crank/turn over when this occurs. Lets start at the starter relay on the firewall above the passenger valve cover. When trying to start see if the tan/red wire on the small stud has battery voltage? If it does repeat the test and see if both large studs and large wires at the relay are powered when trying to start and it will not crank.
I use a test light or volt meter for this test. Since the relay is getting a start signal from the switch and transmission range sensor, that leaves the starter, and relay, and wiring.
At the relay, one of the large studs and wires goes direct to the battery positive terminal. The other goes to the starter motor. Are you getting one large stud with power, but not to the other when trying to start?
Those results indicate the starter relay is the faulty part and the reason it will not crank. For now you can bypass it by turning the key on and laying a screwdriver across both large studs to make it crank and start.
Glad you got it resolved.