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Why car will not crank
2004 Ford Explorer

Why car will not crank

(2004 Ford Explorer)
car shut off on the freeway changed the starter alternator and battery still will not crank but my battery is draining
What seems to make the problem better or worse? nothing
How long have you had this problem? 5days
Tags: will not start anti thef, ford, explorer
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on December 27, 2018
The vehicle needs a known good battery installed. Then, testing needs to be performed to find out why the vehicle will not crank. Testing is far more valuable than wasting money replacing components unnecessarily.

One "guess" could be that the starting system is not seeing the vehicle in the "park" or "neutral" position, which would prevent vehicle cranking. Also check the PATS passive anti theft system to see if there is a key issue. Regarding a draw on the battery: a parasitic draw test needs to be performed to find out what component is causing this.

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on December 27, 2018
The vehicle needs a known good battery installed. Then, testing needs to be performed to find out why the vehicle will not crank. Testing is far more valuable than wasting money replacing components unnecessarily.

One "guess" could be that the starting system is not seeing the vehicle in the "park" or "neutral" position, which would prevent vehicle cranking. Also check the PATS passive anti theft system to see if there is a key issue. Regarding a draw on the battery: a parasitic draw test needs to be performed to find out what component is causing this.

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