Won't start

Asked by Jan 15, 2017 at 12:07 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 really
fast checked fuses all good so now what can I do

1 Answer


Two main reasons, if battery is checked and has enough cranking power your alternator is most likely the problem. If your Anti-theft light flashes that means your key is not registering with your cars computer and it usually engages the kill switch where you should just hear a "clink" if you hear same clinking sound repetitively then you have an electrical issue. Your issue seems more related with your key, if you only have one ask your Ford dealership to check. Also keep in mind if you leave the key in ACC state for about a minute it usually helps the computer establish a connection with your keys magnet.

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