2001 expedition starter issue

Asked by Jul 04, 2016 at 12:26 AM about the 2001 Ford Expedition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car died and  would just click once.  We
changed the solenoid under the hood it
started  right up.  Drove it home and you
work the next morning. Got off at 5pm it
wouldn't start again just one click.  
Swapped the solenoid again.  Had starter
bench tested came  back bad. Got a new
duralast starter, new ground wire,  New
battery terminal connectors and installed
all. Had battery tested it's 13 months old
and giving off 12.6 volts. Everything is
testing good but still won't start! ! Tonight
the theft light began rapid flashing. .this is
new!
Just a few fyi's- had new fuel pump put in
march 24th by a certifed mechanic who
charged me $900.

She doesn't  like to start in park. .prefers
Neutral.

Any other suggestions on what to do
besides drive  her off a cliff?

3 Answers

88,855

Gear selector switch is your most likely problem with not cranking in park, the other thing is the security system is active now that is why the light is flashing, usually happens when the battery is disconnected, seen a number of Expeditions that look like they have been driven off cliffs lately, Expedition failures must be going around.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

thankyou for your help! We found the actual culprit...my AC compressor recent went out and got STUCK! Took the belt off the pulley and now my beast WANTS to start right up...BUT the dang ac will need to be repaired first because its all one giant pulley mechanism...any tips on how to bypass this or IF we can bypass this until payday??

88,855

Check with your local parts store and see if Dorman makes an A/C bypass pulley kit for your rig.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Expedition

Looking for a Used Expedition in your area?

CarGurus has 24,335 nationwide Expedition listings starting at $1,951.

ZIP:

Search Ford Expedition Questions

Ford Expedition Experts

#1 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 1,820
#2 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,260
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
614 Great Deals out of 27,687 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Explorer
725 Great Deals out of 74,778 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Suburban
373 Great Deals out of 18,583 listings starting at $1,795
Used Lincoln Navigator
89 Great Deals out of 5,525 listings starting at $3,485
Used Ford F-150
2,440 Great Deals out of 210,728 listings starting at $895
Used GMC Yukon
405 Great Deals out of 16,300 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Yukon XL
236 Great Deals out of 11,900 listings starting at $2,400
Used Cadillac Escalade
251 Great Deals out of 10,546 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Sequoia
126 Great Deals out of 5,542 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Durango
240 Great Deals out of 22,821 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Excursion
11 Great Deals out of 708 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
390 Great Deals out of 47,792 listings starting at $400
Used Toyota 4Runner
291 Great Deals out of 20,535 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Expedition For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 13,377 listings starting at $32,977
2016 Ford Expedition For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 2,405 listings starting at $24,977
2015 Ford Expedition For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 986 listings starting at $20,699
2014 Ford Expedition For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 788 listings starting at $19,568