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I have a 2003 Ford Expedition no check engine light no

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I have a 2003 Ford Expedition no check engine light no issues I turned it off and it won't start back up all the lights on the inside and outside are coming on but the engine won't start
JA: OK. Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: They tried to jump it and I change fuse 15
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No everything else is fine no check engine light no issues 160000 miles good transmission cars great
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

Will the engine at least crank?

What is the theft light doing with the key in the run position?

With the key in the run position is the check engine light on as well as the odometer reading?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What is the fuse ignition switch number
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Which of my 3 questions did you answer yes to?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Check engine light is on in the key is in the room position can you please tell me what the number is ***** the ignition switch
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Engine won't crank
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the light is automatically on my radio keeps going on and off as well
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

The fuse for the ignition switch is #102 under the dash. When your ready for me to help you diagnose what is wrong, let me know.

If your confused on what to do now. You have already been charged the full question value. It's now time to compensate the tech that helped you. The only way I can continue to work here and help customers is by getting rated. If your not pleased yet or plan not to rate me. Let me know so I can help more, close the post, or opt out. Please let me know if you are pleased with my help.

Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Are you good to go or are you needing more assistance. Just checking in before I log off for the night.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We still need help
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.
  1. Is the odometer on with the key in the run position?
  2. With the key in the run position is the theft light off or flashing rapid?
  3. Will the headlights shine bright?
  4. Are you at home or stranded on the road or in a parking lot?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
1.yes, but no numbers
3. Yes a stop on jersey turnpike
...when we try to start we hear a buzzing sound
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

1) No odometer is a good sign the PCM is not good or not getting all powers and ground

2) A rapid flashing theft light means the computer is in theft mode and it has disabled the vehicle

3) Should mean the battery voltage is good.

Give me a minute in the meantime search the vehicle for a paperclip, or short piece of wire.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Remove this relay under the dash.

Match this diagram with the holes under the relay.

Turn the key to the run position.

Briefly jump a wire from pin 30 to 87, the engine should crank.

Does it start though?

If not then a volt meter and possibly a diagnostic tool are needed to proceed, do you have either of those tools?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Is there a way to change the fuse that's there already?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The relay
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

The relay is likely not to blame like the fuse you asked about prior. I am wanting you to bypass the relay, ignition switch, and transmission range sensor. If it cranks but does not start this means its a theft system or PCM issue.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How do I bypass these?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

You do exactly what I mentioned in the long reply with diagram files I posted 13 minutes ago.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated. We have 7 days to get a post rated before it times out. When a post times out, that means its no longer on my active list (if you reply I never know it.) You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, but it appears you're not pleased, or need more help.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else you feel I could offer so you would be pleased with my help. I have the option to call you if that would be better.

Thanks Chris