2000 Ford Expedition 5.4L won't start.About 9 months ago we started seeing n hearing a "click" but no crank.
I changed out the starter
and the solenoid. Didn't have any problems since...Last week, my son drove it, parked it, drove it, parked it and now it won't start, again...Symptoms:
All electric works, dash lights up, dome lights, head lights are bright.
Upon turning the key the starter plunger "hits" but won't crank the engine
. (check for engine seize with wrench on crank - all good)
Tried to "jump the solenoid" with a screw driver - same result - hit but no crank.Took old starter out, put new in - same result.
Had old starter tested at Advance auto and it appeared to be working so put old starter back in and returned new one...Now I'm getting info that the starter testers they use may or may not be effective in that it will only show the plunger popping out and spinning but there is no crank meter to ensure its cranking hard enough to turn the engine (is this true?)Tested the battery - all good... Also put a direct ground from battery to starter and same result...
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: Not sure where to look
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: read above, I am familiar with this vehicle (more than I care to be honestly)
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?