My Explorer will start (hesitates, but starts), and when I turn it off, it won't start again unless I let it sit for awhile. Any ideas what it could be?

Asked by Jan 15, 2014 at 12:55 AM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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rust and corrosion at the main ground connection...follow the black battery cable From the clamp TO where it bolts to the chassis/frame....unbolt the lug...with a pliers hold the lug while wirebrushin' both sides....wirebrush the spot where the lug was bolted to....and bolt them back together for a fresh supply of 12.5 volts to the 'lectric devices such as flashers...etc.~....yes, insufficient grounding potential...make sure the battery is not yet five years old because it will start to play hell with the alternator as it tries to charge a battery that will not charge up properly~

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