Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 04 explorer and not sure if its a coincidence or…

Customer Question
I have a 04 explorer...
I have a 04 explorer and not sure if its a coincidence or nit but changed fule filter andbthebnext daybafter keaving work my husband said while sitting at a light the car lost all power and wouldnt restart its been 2 months and altho im a female i try not to need to reky on another to help me with the mabky things i encounter lol, anyhow he had it towed homed and since then i have checked the usual low maintence issues like fuse gas the pats system battery etc and mived on to the more extensive leading me here baffked and angered i cant figure this out!!! I have checked compression spark fuel and air and all is good. I have replaced the tps as to that being the onky code pulled i had taken the whole throttke body off and ckeaned it and still nothing!! therebare onlyntwo lights shown in the display panel andnthatbis the check gauge light and the battery light ( check charging system) whichbleads nento bekieve maybe the altnator i havent taken a voktometer to it yet andbactuakkyntested nor had it taken andbhad it bench tested because my husband is adimint in that nit being the issue!! So i moved on and hadnitntowed to a shop and was told it was the timing but wasnt told if itnwas front or back ifit jumped or broke and wheni asked why he came to that conclusion i was tokd by him just tryingto start it i asked if a comoression test was done and he said no!! Now fromnwhat i understand based on that renduring you cant say 109 or even 50% that isbthe issue without doing a compression test! so it was towed here again and i checked the compression which was good both banks i checked the coil pack andbruled that out its not the fuel cutoff switchbas to fuel gettingto the fuel rail and the fuek pump is working the inky thing i didnt do is check fuel pressure my husband did that and he saidit was good but inget a differnt answer everytime.. He is soldon the bekief its the timingissue stated before but my question is what woukd be the plausable step to take next as to nit wanting to kepp throwing moneybat this with no results
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/6/2017
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago
AMEDEE
AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 27,825
Experience: ASE CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN ADVANCED LEVEL SPECIALIST. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector
Verified

Hello and welcome!

My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

I can help you with this no start condition. However, I do have a few questions before we get started.

First, have you checked for codes in the computer?

Does the engine run on starting fluid?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
you call if preferred an only tried starting fkuid once with no avail and had it checked with a scanner but onky code shown was i believe p203 but anyways it was saying it was the throttle body position sensor/actuator
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Whichbwasbreplaced and made no difference
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

Thank you for that information. Are you able to send me the VIN?

That way I can look up specific information for you and help you diagnose this condition.

You can request a phone call on your end and I will call you right away.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
hold on one moment
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

ok

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I apologize i had a situation arise and had to leave promptly so i dont have the vin at the moment
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

No problem.

I can wait until you have the VIN..

Or I can send over a phone call offer for as little as $5 bucks. This way we can get started right away.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

I am waiting for your reply.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will wait on the call for now as to possibky needing it later and not being with the truck at the moment so it will be about an hour before i can produce the vin
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

Ok, sounds good.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago
David Craig
David Craig, Auto Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 5,421
Experience: owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
Verified

Hi Im David, the code you said was p0203?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Im almost positive but i am for certain that the code was for the throttle body position sensor whichbwas replaced and no difference
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok, thats not a throttle position sensor code

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok well the one pulled was for the tips thats why i said i want 100% certain butted now that the code was for the tps
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Tps
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

there are 7 or 8 codes for the tps.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

I will need the exact code to go any further.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Im not much help there!! I only know that it was the throttle body sensor but like i said in my question it had been replaced as well as i have taken off the whole throttle body and cleaned it but still made no difference
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok well it isn't pulling any codes since i replaced it is what in saying
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

did you just scan it for codes?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

is it still not starting?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
last week
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it was P2135
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
still not starting
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had replaced the code as soon as it broke down like insaidbthis has been over 2 months ago since i have went thru everything in my knowledge that could cause it not to start
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok. P2135 will not keep it from starting

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

you are getting off track from the not starting issue. does the vehicle crank?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was justntrying to give whoever some insight on what all i had done so they could eliminate the possibilities but i only started on the throttle codes because u asked
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it cranks just doesn't turn over all the way it sometimes acts as if it is and then looses it all again if that makes sense
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

has it been checked for spark?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i have stated all that in my initial post it has spark it has full up to fuel rail and compression is good
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

what about injector pulse?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My brother had tested that and saiditbwas good
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I didntnhave the tool tontest
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Now as i also stated i had it towed tobanshop andnwas good itbwas the timing i wasnt told if it was the left or right or if jumped or broke but he said he didn't done compression test thats when i had it towed home and checked compression myself and it Wass good from my understanding i didn't things could definitely say it was timing without a compression test and only just trying to start it
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok. are you getting rpms when cranking the engine?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No i don't believe so but i don't remember i have tried starting it in a while
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

very important to know

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok well ill be home in about 45 mins so i guess i can let u know then
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok. ill be here

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

hows it going?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sorry about not getting back to you sooner!! Was admitted in the hospital with kidney stones and just now getting home and comfortable enuff to write back!! But yes I have rpms
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok. im going to open this up to the other techs to chime in. Im not sure what else to check and your initial page of the explanation is very confusing. please dont reply back or it will take the question off of the board.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
Gary
Gary, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 1,730
Experience: Senior Technician
Verified

Hello there,

Sounds like the valve timing is wrong to me

Can you list your compression test figures please?

Exact numbers, not just good or ok please.

Gary

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ron Your Own Question
Ron
Ron
Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 24,320
24,320 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Ron is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,320 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,466 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,455 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
Radio will not turn off when the ignition is off and the key removed
My radio will not turn off when the ignition is off and the key removed… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
24,320 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 Ford Fusion with a fuel inlet assembly with no
I have a 2010 Ford Fusion with a fuel inlet assembly with no gas cap. Just recently, I have been getting check fuel inlet message on the dash info display. This has been going on a few months. Now I h… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
08 ford expedition .how to reset the anti thieft device
08 ford expedition . how to reset the anti thieft device… read more
david
david
Heavy Duty Repair Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
495 satisfied customers
We put a used engine in my 2000 ford ranger 2.5 the engine
we put a used engine in my 2000 ford ranger 2.5 the engine runs for a min thenit dieds out, and when ycou go to restart it there is no compression. then in abouth 2min it has compression again and sta… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,466 satisfied customers
2009 Ford Flex engine light came on, step on the gas engine
2009 Ford Flex engine light came on, step on the gas engine shook, got home got an OBD code P0306 #6 cylinder misfire … read more
Eric
Eric
Auto Technician
589 satisfied customers
On a 2006 Ford Freestar with 4.2 engine, the engine oil pump
On a 2006 Ford Freestar with 4.2 engine, the engine oil pump mounting gasket was bad. I wiggled a bit and managed to slip the pump/filter housing off. Now I can't seem to get it to slip on again. It's… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
Have an 04 V6 3.9L that needed an engine. Put an engine from
Have an 04 V6 3.9L that needed an engine. Put an engine from an 01 V6 3.8 L in it and also replaced the fuel pump and filter. The engine cranks and fuel pump primes but does not start. We found that t… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Engine stalls but starts right back. No engine light. stalls
Engine stalls but starts right back JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving? Customer: No engine light. stalls while driving JA: What is the model/year of your For… read more
Eric
Eric
Auto Technician
589 satisfied customers
2001 Ford F550 6.8 Liter V10 Engine Install. Used engine
2001 Ford F550 6.8 Liter V10 Engine Install. Used engine install with starting issues. Replaced matching engines. Now have starting issues after install. Engine turns over very slow. Will not start. S… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
24,320 satisfied customers
Engine light blinked 8 times. The one with the engine.
Engine light blinked 8 times JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady? Customer: The one with the engine JA: What is the model/year of your … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Reduced engine power for a couple minutes on engine idle.
reduced engine power for a couple minutes on engine idle … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,466 satisfied customers
2007ford 5.4 trition, vibration in engine. engine light on
2007ford 5.4 trition, vibration in engine. engine light on said #2 miss firing … read more
Michael
Michael
Automotive Technician
High School or GED
257 satisfied customers
which fuse controls the power outlet in a Ford Fusion console
which fuse controls the power outlet in a Ford Fusion console… read more
Jettadan1
Jettadan1
Lead mech
Some college
1,421 satisfied customers
My ford f150 makes a loud sound from the fan
my ford f150 makes a loud sound from the fan… read more
Sam
Sam
Repair Shop Owner (Proprietor)
High School or GED
200 satisfied customers
ford escape: electronic display for radio compass etc not working.
electronic display for radio compass etc not working. all fuses are ok… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,466 satisfied customers
F150: Hello, I have a 2010 F150 that cranks but wont start.
Hello, I have a 2010 F150 that cranks but won't start. I have an engine light that blinks several times when I turn the key to the on position then stays on, a fuel message that reads "-- miles to emp… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,466 satisfied customers
Pete, How can I reset climate control system on my F150
Hello Pete, How can I reset climate control system on my F150.… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
My check engine light does not light..bulb..Other dash lights
My check engine light does not light when I turn the key on. I have checked the bulb and it is okay. Other dash lights illuminate as they should when I turn the key on.… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x