2004 explorer won't start, all electric accessories work

Asked by May 28, 2014 at 09:11 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

shut it off and went to start and would not do anything. all dash lights and headlights are
functional. battery shows 12.2 volts. Would crank by crossing connections on starter with
a screwdriver but would not fire. Mechanic says it is NOT a PATS problem.

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Take a test light to the small terminal on the solenoid of the starter.turn ignition to start and check if testlight comes on,if not its either the electrical side of the ignition or some wiring isue.if a relay is fitted to the starter check that aswell.

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Check the fuses under the hood. I had a similar issue and it was one of my O2 sensors that was shorted that caused the fuse under the hood to blow. See if your odometer is blank when you turn the key on also, that is a definite indicator. Hope this helps. Sorry I couldn't tell you the exact fuse, can't find my manual at the moment.

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my 2004 explorer stop running on the highway about three weeks ago took and got it check and it was the alternator replaced it and everything was fine now today i go to get in my car and it wont start only thing that works in the radio and dashbord what eles could it be???

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the fuse that blows for 02 is 41. its a under the hood box little blue fuse.

I had three guys look at my truck and still can't get it started. It just died out. Changed fuel pump and filter. Truck is paid off then just died.

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