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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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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 ford is experiencing a power loss when starting. It's a

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Hello! My ford is experiencing a power loss when starting. It's a no start no crank, then no power, no lights at all. Then the lights will come on again but still no start no crank.
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: It definitely fluctuates. Sometimes the lights look bright. After turning the key 3-4 times power just goes to nothing. No door locks, inside lights nothing.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1998 Ford Crown Victoria
JA: Are you fixing your Crown Victoria yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have replaced the starter, battery, alternator, ignition switch, and a relay on the passenger side
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really. I hear people say it may be a bad ground, but not sure.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The check engine light does light up when the key is turned. I read that if it doesn't the PCM is not functioning.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

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Do you have a digital volt ohm meter so we can get started on testing things?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Hello, Chris here again,

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Thanks Chris