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When I try to turn it on it won't crank Electronics work,

Customer Question

When I try to turn it on it won't crank Electronics work
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: Has gas
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: I'm not sure on spark
JA: What year is your Ford?
Customer: 2003 ford escape v6
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes...to look for burnt fuses, fuel reset....
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Battery's good, Starter threw a spark when I checked the wiring
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Are there any anti theft or security lights on or flashing on the dash when trying to start the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey...
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Dome lights and headlights work correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No security lights
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lights work fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its beeping slowly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
often
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked for power down to the starter motor? You might just have a bad starter. If it is beeping slowly, this could indicate low system voltage. What is the battery voltage at? Have you tried to jump it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried jumping but that isn't working
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I check the starter?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

You can use a test light or a voltmeter. I would recommend to use a voltmeter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have one here
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

You will need to get one

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

As long as the battery is good and fully charged, connections and cables are in good shape, you might just have a bad starter.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Sometimes if you tap on the starter it will loosen the starter Armature on the inside and it may just start up.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

At least then you could get it somewhere to get the starter replaced so you dont have a tow bill. Or you can drive it to the auto parts store to pickup a new starter. :)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Damn I tried tapping on it a bit w/ no luck
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

If there is no power to the starter, you might be able to apply power to the starter to get it to crank over.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK.....
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

I am glad I can help!

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