1998 ford expedition wont crank

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sandwich
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1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by sandwich » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:04 am

the truck was running and the starter went bad I replace the starter and now the truck wont start it seemed like the starter was binding up put shims in and it was doing the same thing I replaced the starter solenoid on fire wall still same thing I tested the motor to see if it seized but the motor is fine I can turn over by hand I changed relays and all does anyone have any idea what could be the problem

 

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Re: 1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by carriedi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:18 am

ok, first you have to give me the details. what happens when you turn the key to the start position? does the starter relay make a big click? does the starter solenoid make a big click? does the starter turn the engine over at all? if it does crank the engine, does it sound normal?

do you have good clean connections at the battery? do you have a good connection to the engine ground? do you have a test light and/or a dvom?
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Re: 1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by sandwich » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:12 am

Everything makes clicking noise the starter turns the engine a half of turn I checked all connections everything was good

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Re: 1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by carriedi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:59 pm

double check your battery connections or check your battery. it sounds like you aren't getting enough amp through to the starter

if you can manually turn the engine over it shouldn't be a problem for the starter to spin the engine with the battery. starter draw should be maybe 200-350 start up amps but run 100-200 cranking. Only a couple of things will make it crank over slowly. Too much drag on the motor, bad starter or not enough amp from the battery to the starter. If you can turn the engine over manually, it shouldn't be too much drag. If you put in a new starter it shouldn't be a bad starter (shouldn't be but even new starters are sometimes bad). That leaves not getting juice to the starter.
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Re: 1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by sandwich » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:32 pm

Ok I will get a new battery and I will let you know what happens thanks

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Re: 1998 ford expedition wont crank

Unread post by carriedi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:43 pm

can you check your battery before you go out and buy another one? Or try jumping it?
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98 expedition brakes going to the floor

Unread post by carrepairmama2 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 pm

My 98 expeditions brake light came on in the dash board and petal going to the floor. I checked fluid and its fine and brakes were replaced early may what iswrong?

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Re: 98 expedition brakes going to the floor

Unread post by carriedi » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:39 pm

If there is no ABS light on, I would suspect that your master cylinder is bypassing the seal for the master cylinder piston.
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