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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
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My Mercury Mountaineer won't start, I just try to jump start

Customer Question

My Mercury Mountaineer won't start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: I just try to jump start it...lights,honk work
JA: What year is your Mountaineer?
Customer: Doesn't crank at all
JA: Are you fixing your Mountaineer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2004
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just jump started battery
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I will assist you with your question today.

I'm an independent contractor and I don't get paid until a rating has been made.

We can go back and forth as needed to help resolve the issue you are having. Follow ups are free after ratings, so rate in confidence!

Do you have the theft light flashing?

Do you have any testing tools to see if you are getting power to the starter and that your starter didn't just go out on you?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just tried to jump start the have no tools to test starter....yes anti theft lights are on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Started fine many times today...stopped at grocery for 30 mins...came back...won't start...does not crank at all...tried in neutral...still didn't start...honk and lights work
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

If the theft light is flashing fast and constant, the key is not being read by the vehicle. Try and see if another key will work?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have another to deactivate the theft light
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

You have to have the vehicle towed to Ford to deactivate it and have the key programmed in. Unfortunately, that is the only way on these. :-(

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome.

Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

I see you viewed this and this is still showing as a open question due to no positive (3 stars or more) rating.

Did you still need assistance with this?