2004 explore won't start. anti theft light flashing very fast and it won't crank. What could this be?

Asked by Sep 08, 2013 at 01:48 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

new battery put in and when i touch the negative and positive on the starter it will begin to crank but won't turn on completely. all fuses and relays are good. fuel pump sounds fine.

6 Answers

104,335

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234975 --- not sure if this will help but seems to have some useful info about the pats system

35 out of 35 people think this is helpful.
104,335

Found this also. It is a response to a 2004 not starting after a battery change. Blinking light. --------- pelms001 turn your key forward 8 times. stop on the eigth in the run position. the truck will make lock noise's by itself. this is good. hit the button on each key transponder and turn key off, if you did it correctly then it will make the lock noises again. take one key at a time insert them in the ignition into the run position. watch the red blinky light (should be solid now till its out) till it goes out (about 3 to 4 seconds) put other key in and do the same. Start your rig... good luck

22 out of 22 people think this is helpful.
430

Exactly What Do You Mean When You Say... hit the button on each key transponder and turn key off ? ... I Do Have A Remote To Unlock The Car Also. Can You Please Help Me To Under Stand What You Mean Please? Thanks

34 out of 34 people think this is helpful.
170

It worked Dandyoun!!! Thanks. Exactly like you said, put the key in the ignition, turned it on and off, then on the 8th turn to on, the Theft light stayed on, then turned off. I pushed each button on my keyfob including the Panic (kind of scary because it might not go off, but it did), took the key out, put it in the ignition and started it right up. Took key out again, put it in and started up. Problem gone. Man, I was going to have to have this vehicle towed about 30 miles, and I tried all kinds of stuff posted in this forum. Called a couple Ford Dealers who had no clue about this reset method. I knew it had to have something to do with the battery, because this all started when the battery went dead.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
100

What do I do if I lost the remote

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
100

Can I try something else different without the remote if it was lost?

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Anti Theft light blinking fast , engine won't start 47 answers

    Anti- Theft light blinking fast and engine won't start. locksmith tried to reprogram key, since i only have one, but it still does the same thing. Any way to over ride or bypass this system altoghte...

    2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Won't start 1 answer

    Won't crank I can jump starter an it will turn over even with ignition on won't start had starter checked and is good have only one key and no fob when ignition is on anti theft light flashes reall...

    2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Ford Explorer Won't Start After Minor Accident 5 answers

    My 2004 Explorer XLT spun out in the snow, hit an embankment, and then tipped over on the driver side. Because of the snow I wasn't going fast so the damage appears to be primarily body damage to the...

    2004 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 explorer won't start after replacing battery need to know procedure to get started 2 answers

    Replaced battery and theft light flashes

    1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Ford Taurus Factory anti Theft System 1 answer

    Wondering if there's a way to reset anti theft system. I just had the brake light switch replaced and now the car won't crank. It will turn on but won't crank. Wondering what could have activated ...

    2004 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    General

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 72,088 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,100
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,630
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
920 Great Deals out of 66,787 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Expedition
494 Great Deals out of 24,901 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
871 Great Deals out of 28,110 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
3,136 Great Deals out of 208,989 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Durango
380 Great Deals out of 23,254 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,365 Great Deals out of 87,086 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Highlander
585 Great Deals out of 23,100 listings starting at $2,944
Used Toyota 4Runner
377 Great Deals out of 20,968 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Pilot
504 Great Deals out of 18,519 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
494 Great Deals out of 24,577 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Yukon
573 Great Deals out of 17,251 listings starting at $1,875
Used Ford Explorer Sport
293 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 41,894 listings starting at $8,337
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
188 Great Deals out of 6,758 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 3,331 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
292 Great Deals out of 5,841 listings starting at $12,560
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
222 Great Deals out of 4,260 listings starting at $9,895