i have a 1995 ford explorer sometimes it wont start. i was told there maybe a short in anti theft system.the theft light works properly tho. can you help?

Asked by Aug 27, 2016 at 09:11 PM about the 1995 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i turn the key the check gauge, battery light and check engine light are on and it will start 99% of the time and the lights go off. if the check engine light doesn't come on it doesn't start 99% of the time. the engine turns it just wont start. ive spent $700 at mechanics and no fix. the last one did say it seems like there might be a short in antitheft system. i did buy a new battery too.

1 Answer

107,745

If the check engine light does not turn on when you first turn the key on that means the check out programming is not activating, the first thing to check would be the ignition switch itself, make sure all of the connections are active as the should be, then the power relays, but you would need to get lucky and it it be in failure when your looking of a bad one, or I guess you could replace them all. After that all of the ECM powers and ground pathways, this could be very difficult as there are a lot of grounding circuits for the system.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,590
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,570
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
157 Great Deals out of 3,660 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
611 Great Deals out of 8,959 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 819 listings starting at $4,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
14 Great Deals out of 527 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
15 Great Deals out of 1,171 listings starting at $2,919
Used GMC Yukon
4 Great Deals out of 872 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
363 listings starting at $38,000
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 460 listings starting at $32,995
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 152 listings starting at $23,500
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 150 listings starting at $16,995
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 106 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.