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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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My 1997 expedition starts then shuts off after one second,

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My 1997 expedition starts then shuts off after one second, Why
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes the headlights turn on and i have a battery charger hooked up to it while i try starting it.
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I put a new fuel pump in it and i cleaned the mass air flow and the idle air flow and i tapped on the starter I also disconnected the battery for a few minutes and it still wont stay running.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Only that it runs for 1 second then shuts off and now it only turns over and wont even run for a second
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 24 days ago.


Do you plan to fix this yourself?

When the key is first turned to the run position can you hear a buzz noise from the fuel pump?

What happens if you spray starting fluid of fuel in the intake duct and then start it? Will it run for a few more seconds?