Ford Question

Asked by Jul 20, 2014 at 02:11 AM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

"i've had the fuel injector pump replaced,new battery, and still nothing.. My car acts like it
want to start but never does. I have to keep turning the ignition on n off until it catches and
start.. what could be the problem cause im tired of spending money..."

9 Answers


Dose it run for a few seconds and then shut off? If that's the case, it's possible that the chip in your key isn't responding to the computer in the truck and the truck things its being stolen. If you have a spair key, try that.

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No it wont run at all. I have to restart it atleast 3 or 4 times to get it to catch and start.


After the 3 or 4th time will it keep running?

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yes, it does until i cut the engine off completely then it does it again.


Is it cranking over every time but the engine won't start? Or do you put the key in the ignition, turn it, and nothing? As in the engine will not turn over until your keep turning the key about 10 times?

Its cranking over every time but the engine wont start.


Sounds like you have a bad crankshaft position sensor. Is it giving you a check engine light for error codes?



Ok. If you have decided that it's not an anti theft issue, I would replace your Crankshaft Position Sensor...........

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