Car won't start


Asked by Nov 03, 2016 at 02:31 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my car was working fine when I left for work this morning.I got off at 12:30 and car
wouldn't start first thought was the battery which I believe it was but then all electrical
doesn't work or illuminate nothing at all.The battery light or the gages nothing is working
the radio.Somebody with knowledge in thiw area please help me out here.

1 Answer


First thing to check is the battery connections, make sure they and shiny clean, none of the black corrosive stuff, bend the battery cables and listen for some crunching sounds, if you hear that sound then replace the battery cables cause corrosion has gotten inside the cables, then check your main fuses, make sure none of them are blown. You should have power by now.

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