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Hello! My ford is...

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.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

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.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Crown Victoria yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have replaced the starter, battery, alternator, ignition switch, and a relay on the passenger side

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not really. I hear people say it may be a bad ground, but not sure.

Submitted: 30 days ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 30 days 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.
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 30 days ago
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