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Jaxer Smith, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  17 Years Experience and presently own and operate an auto repair service center
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2005 Explorer: the battery and starter, and cleaned them

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My 2005 Explorer will occasionally not start, typically after it is cold or wet. The battery is good (replaced in April), I checked the connections at the battery and starter, and cleaned them. It will still decide when it wants to start.
Do you think this is a Key issue? A Starter issue? ????
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 7 years ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer!


I would call it a failing starter. The description you gave is a perfect example of a failing starter. Only way to prove it would be to check for power at the small wire on the starter when it won't start. Definatley not a key issue.


Replacing the starter should cure the problem you are having.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you. I will try it tonight, I didn't want to buy anything I didn't have to.
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 7 years ago.
Your Welcome!