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Why does my Ford Explorer have trouble starting?

Why does my Ford Explorer have trouble starting?

While there are a variety of reasons your Ford Explorer won’t start, the most common 3 are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.

What would cause a 2002 Ford Explorer not start?

Check for adequate fuel pressure, injector operation, and a spark at the spark plugs. Other possible no start faults are low compression, failed fuel pump, defective spark plugs, a defective coil(s), a failed crankshaft or camshaft position sensor, a failed throttle position sensor, and a broken timing belt.

What does it mean when it says starting system fault?

The appearance of a characteristic sound during the operation of the starter may indicate the following faults of the starter: the starter mounting bolts are loose; teeth are damaged; the pole mount is weakened inside the starter, so the anchor began to cling to it.

Where is the starter on a Ford Explorer?

Climb underneath the vehicle and locate the starter on the edge of the transmission housing. The starter is an aluminum-made, cylindrical part.

Why does my car keep cranking but not starting?

If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won’t start, it could be because fuel isn’t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.

Why is my Ford Explorer losing power?

Consumer protection attorneys at Gibbs Law Group are investigating reports that 2016 model year Ford Explorer vehicles are experiencing a sudden loss of engine power and speed due to a defective throttle body. The loss of power reportedly happens when the vehicles are moving at high speeds.

How do I get my 2002 Ford Explorer out of theft mode?

First, go to the driver’s side of Your vehicle, and insert the key into the lock. Turn the lock to the right, or to the unlock position. Hold this position and count for 25 to 40 seconds. Doing this will bypass the anti-theft system.

Why is my car turning over but wont start?

When your engine cranks but won’t start or run, it could mean your engine is having trouble producing a spark, getting fuel, or creating compression. The most common causes are problems in the ignition (for example, a bad ignition coil) or fuel system (for example, a clogged fuel filter).