Starting Issues

Asked by Sep 29, 2017 at 08:41 PM about the 1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ford explorer wont start at all, even when i
crank it , it dont make any sort of noise like when
you have the key in the ignition and leave the door
open it usually makes a beeping noise like on all
rigs, but mine dont.. Bought alternator and battery,
nothings changed, was told it could be the
crankshaft sensor but im not sure i dont want to
buy anymore parts till i know whats really wrong
with it. In need of answers and help

2 Answers


Sounds like a major voltage loss, start with the battery cables, try bending them some and listen for a crunching sound, if you hear that then replace the battery cables cause corrosion has ruined them internally, if that checks good then look for corrosion on the terminal ends and battery posts, you want them shiney clean, none of that black corrosion, then check the connections, make sure those are clean and tight, if your still having problems then your going to need to run voltage drop tests on the main cables, you still may have corrosion in the cables. HTH

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I put a srewdriver to my solenoid and nothing happened like it should. Put a new starter on it still nothing.. Checked the cables and they seemed fine.. I put a new ignition cylinder in it as well and nothing has changed... Im thinking bout buying a new solenoid and cables but i dont know if i want to put anymore money into it yet till i can find out whats goin on.. I havent checked any switches yet to see if they need to be reset but i dont know if it needs to be done

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