Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
The battery has 10 volts according to my voltage meter. Shouldn't that be enough to crank the engine?
Need good 12 volts 11 volts starter turn engine over slow then starter solenoid start clicking.the pull in and hold in windings in solenoid wont have enough power to hold in engage starter drive pinion.have battery charged and load tested.make alternator keeping battery charged.if battery over 5 years old time to replace.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
Check ur injectector fuse under the hood in the engine comartment
Posted on Jan 14, 2013
No, that's to weak. I'm afraid you most likely have a bad cell in the battery, which will require it's replacement. Keep in mind it's current, not voltage that spins your starter and with your battery producing significantly less voltage than it should, your not getting enough current to operate the starter. Sorry for the bad news..
One way to confirm this is to use some jumper cables to connect the battery from a friends running car to your battery. It should start, or at least spin the starter if your battery is the problem. Be sure to connect the cable from the negative terminal of your friends vehicle to a good ground on your vehicle, but not the negative terminal of your battery.
Posted on Jan 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have a 1991 f-150 and had the same problem try changing the fuel filter and put gas treatment in the tank alone with fuel injector cleaner if that doesnt work you mite check the fuel pump and see if any rust or dirt is in the tank cloging things up
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
check what the diagnosis machine will give if there is no data then check if the starter crank sensor is getting any power
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
SOURCE: 1998 Ford Explorer, 4.0 SOHC No
You are at thhe right trail what controls spark is coil pack crank sensor sparkplugs and plug wire but the most important is power . I mean 12 volt connections and ground This includes checking fuses you need a simple volt meter doesnt have to expensive or fancy just to pick up 12 volts let start with fuses in the engine juction box (there not mark to what it belongs to) make sure none are open. especially fuse 19 and 24 , next go to the crank sensor make sure the tabs are snuggly on now to the coil pack there is a red and light green wire this comes from ignition and feeds 12 volts at the coil pack measure that voltage is it 12 volts if not correct it this is from ignition switch ( you can make a tool that feed 12 volt with a wire and a fuse in series and attatch it to battery and the primary wire this is known as hot wire) next go to the ECM wiggle the wires see if that get a connection going if not go back to the ICM here are the wire you are to measure the tan light green, this is from ECM and it is pulsed it measure 5vlts to 0 volts switched then measure the tan orange the same thing 5 volts to zero,then tan white again 5vlts to zero. any one of these 5 to zero fails you fix is the ecm
Posted on Aug 21, 2011
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