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Chrysler won’t start

Cranks but no start Chrysler vehicle To diagnose a crank, no start condition, always begin by checking the fuse to the ASD relay. Next, check for power to the ignition coil and fuel injectors with the key in the ON position. It’s common in some Chrysler vehicles for the common power in the fuel injector wiring harness to short to ground. That would pop the fuse to the ASD relay. Click on this wiring diagram for a PDF of a typical Chrysler system.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

No crank no start Ford

Ford won’t start Fix no crank no start Ford Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-13-06 to address a no crank, no start, condition on the following vehicles: 2002-03 Explorer 2003 Lincoln Aviator 2002-03 Mercury Mountaineer Ford advises that you check for a loose connect of the battery cable to the junction box. If it’s loose, tighten to 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs). Next, check for looseness at the B+ terminal of the starter solenoid. The B+ terminal should be 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs) and the S terminal should be 65-IN/lbs … Read More

Ford won’t start

Why won’t my Ford start If you own an older Ford vehicle with a distributor and your Ford won’t start, you may have a bad ignition module. These vehicles were equipped with an ignition module that was very prone to failure without any warning. The module is mounted to the side of the distributor and is very easy to replace. The one catch is that you need a special 5.5mm socket to remove the screws (I know—why do they do these crazy things?). If you were driving the vehicle and … Read More


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