Perform Procedure 1, 2 or 3 depending on the specific no-crank symptoms experienced. In addition, if you do get it started, they tend to improve when warmed up. If you believe that the anti-theft system is not at fault, I would re-check battery and ground connections - closely inspect all cables for corrosion first. The battery, starter, alternator etc. Hello Thanks for the update.
M and the S terminal nut should be torqued to 65 in-lb. When I tried to stay my vehicle this afternoon it would not start. What do I have to do? After checking to see why it blew, we realized that the oxygen censor had bare wires had shortened against the exhaust. Last night I parked my Mountaineer in the driveway and now the motor won't turn. . If so, you may want to start there by having the system inspected by a reputable dealer.
As noted, you want to separate the problem into two large areas: spark, or fuel caused. I put a meter on the starter terminal and had daughter try to start the car. If the truck just dies like someone turned the light switch off and you tried to start it and nothing happens at all, that is the engine doesn't turn at all. No voltage going to starter. There seems to be a disconnect or something between the starter or ignition relays and the starter.
Use an ohm meter though. So here's what we found. The transmission wouldn't cause the problem you described. Assure good battery charge condition. Tried disconnecting the battery, same thing. Check to make sure you don't have things mixed up and make sure to replace the bad cable.
To test for lack of fuel, get a spray can of Starter Fluid. What it really is, is a spark plug with a clamp on it. You would think the thing is complete dead, lights don't turn on, power locks don't work, but the battery is full. All the lights come on and the radio, but just would not crank over. Clean and inspect bolt and re-install. Condition Code 14A280 01 For now I would go over all my wiring and make sure all of my connections are clean and secure. After 5 seconds, shaking would stop and guages would return to normal.
If it continues to blink fast, this is a larger problem which only the dealership is going to be able to fix. From my limited observation and some scuttlebut, they tend to be intermittent at first and give more and more problems until you are driving with two feet. The inertia switch is located in the passenger side kick panel under the dash. For the hearing impaired, call 800 424-9153. You could try this to see.
Correct, I swapped the batteries to see if both of them would start the Mountaineer, which they both did quite easily. For more information call 800 424-9393 or 202 366-0123. The B+ terminal nut should be torqued to 144 in-lb. Though you have a newer car if may work. At least I can drive it to a shop and have the errors checked. We towed it to his shop and nothing was wrong. It may have something to do with your problem.
I have a 2003 mercury mountaineer. As far as the engine, however, if you can't turn it by hand, chances are the engine is locked up. Also, the battery cable that goes to the starter should be the positive not the neg. Hello - Last, you do have one recall on your vehicle. One type looks like a spark plug with a clamp on it.
The neg grounds to the engine block. Tester This may also be a fuel pump failure. I took the belt off and ran the motor for a couple minutes with a stethoscope, and it sounded like a fine tuned sewing machine. I swapped batteries with my Mercury Mountaineer, which started easily with either battery. The dash lights are on but the engine is not turning. Did you try giving it a little bit of throttle? The first place I would check is the ignition switch Now if it had been running and you stopped, shut it off, came back and tried to start it and got lights on the dash again but nothing turns over, then I would throw the starter and relay into the mix to check. Not so much the Sport Trac.
I bought a new battery, still won't start, just makes a single clicking noise from the center of engine compartment. Hello- I have a 2004 explorer 6 cylinder. Then make sure you give us all of that. I can't figure out what the problem is. In the process of trying to get the starter to turn the motor, I burned up the ground wire that goes from the solenoid to the starter. Spray a two-second shot of the Starter Fluid into the rubber vacuum hose, or the large intake tube.