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1999 Ford Explorer won't start has power no crank replaced battery still nothing.

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer. I put my key in which has a chip and I get power but it won't crank. There's no clicking Noise nothing. We checked all the relays and fuses bought a brand new battery still no crank. I had someone tap the started while I tried to start,and nothing... We replaced the starter I believe around a year ago. The ignition switch feels a little loose. I was able to get it started by jumping it earlier. I drove to the grocery store and then went to start it and nothing no crank no noise nothing when you turn the key the door locks and unlocks randomly the minute you turn the key I don't know if this is significant at all Someone suggested it could be our key which is chipped it was damaged and we taped it and it has worked fine for 2 years I can turn the key so I'm thinking it's not that where do I look next could it be the ignition where I put the key in help. I just got over cancer treatment and cannot afford to put it in the shop

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Look in the underhood fuse block for the starter relay, remove the relay and find the numbers 30 and 87 use a short piece of 16 gauge or larger wire to jump these together and if the starter is OK it will crank if not first check the battery cables (both ends of each please) and if OK replace the starter. I hope this helps. Take care. I hope your treatment work, My wife went through it 3 times and has very little left to remove. If I can be of any more help use testimonial to send me a note and it will show up in my email.

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SOURCE: car engine will not crank

on the starter there is a big battery cable and a small signal. wire connect a test light to the signal wire and try to crank the engine. if the light comes on then you will need a starter. be sure you have good connections first good luck.bye the way the light should only be on when you hold the key in crank pos.if the light is on all the time you are on the wrong wire.

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SOURCE: No power to ignition - ? please help! 91 amigo 2.3l

If everything is turning on, and there's power... check for 12V at the alternator. it may be out now.... or a connector came loose, or wire broke.

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SOURCE: 2001 jimmy not starting

You can try this==== take a screw driver and tap on the relay switch with the handle while somebody is turning the ignition. This is only a test, not a definate solution. If you haven't already, check the starter solonoid. My opinion, if the ignition was bad, it wouldn't even click at the relay, but without testing it's hard to say.

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SOURCE: 96 S-10 no start, turn key all lights work nothing

bench test starter motor

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SOURCE: 1995 BMW 525i. Car will not start or turn over.

I had the same problem, after having the car towed to four Seasons, it was discovered that the electrical portion of the ignition switch was defective. Works like a charm. Part number 61 32 8 356 026 Hope this will help.

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