What will cause a Ford Explorer not to start?

What will cause a Ford Explorer not to start?

The most common reasons a Ford Explorer won’t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.

Where is the neutral safety switch located on a 2004 Ford Explorer?

It’s on the driver’s side of the transmission just a little above the shift arm coming out of the transmission.

What would cause a 2002 Ford Explorer to not start?

Other possible no start faults are low compression, failed fuel pump, defective spark plugs, a defective coil(s), a failed crankshaft or camshaft position sensor, a failed throttle position sensor, and a broken timing belt.

What is cranking time exceeded?

Cranking time exceeded is a code which will occur on certain models of Fords (such as the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Mode, Taurus and F150). It happens when an attempt to start the vehicle has occurred for more than 60 seconds in total, without the vehicle starting.

How do you reset the anti theft on a 2000 Ford Explorer?


  1. Insert the key into the driver’s side door lock.
  2. Turn the key once, but not all the way to unlock the door. Leave the key in this position for 40-60 seconds.
  3. Do this again, but turn the key in the opposite direction.
  4. Remove the key from the door, get into your Ford, and start the engine. The system should be reset.

Where is the park neutral switch located?

transmission case
The neutral safety switch is located in the linkage or inside the transmission case which allows the vehicle to shift gear.

How do you bypass anti theft on a 2001 Ford Explorer?

First, go to the driver’s side of Your vehicle, and insert the key into the lock. Turn the lock to the right, or to the unlock position. Hold this position and count for 25 to 40 seconds. Doing this will bypass the anti-theft system.

How much is a starter for a 2000 Ford Explorer?

2000 Ford Explorer Starter – from $104.99+ |

How do you reset Cranking time exceeded?

What to do if you receive a ‘cranking time exceeded’ warning. Even if you have a code reader, you’re not going to be able to reset or clear the code. The only way to get rid of the error is to wait 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the model) and then try again.