I have a 1996 Ford Explorer and the other day the engine wouldn't turn over but the electric all turns on. Then when I tried to lock the doors with my remote it sound like they were tring to lock 20 times at once. HELP!!

Asked by Dec 01, 2015 at 10:55 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like a dead battery get it jump started take it to auto zone and have it tested u probably left something on that drained it or the battery just went bad, most car battery's have a life span of 3 to 5 years

We actually totally charged the battery thinking that's what it was but no such luck.

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When you turn the key to the start position, is the engine completely dead? No nothing? If so, I had a similar problem with daughter's car. Try using the button on the arm rest to lock and unlock the door a few cycles, ending up in the lock position. Then try to start. Worked for me. If that doesn't work, disconnect the battery for about ten minutes, reconnect and try again.

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