1990 Ford Bronco starting

Tiny
MCC48
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  • 1990 FORD BRONCO
  • 2.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
I have a 1990 ford bronco II that was running great until this, I turn it off after a drive in moderate to hot weather, it is summer here, bronco is not running hot, I try to start it again and it will not turn over. Dead, nothing. All instrument lights work, power windows work, radio. After being towed or next morning, it starts. Always starts at the mechanic shop. This has been going on for a while, two mechanics, 3 tows and replacing all the things the mechanics have tried and it still is happening.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2015 AT 11:06 AM

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Tiny
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WHAT HAS BEEN REPLACED? SPILL YOUR GUTS, PLEASE LIST EVERYTHING!

THIS WAS "REAL MECHANICS" WITH BUSINESSES'? (NOT JUST MECHANICAL FRIENDS)

NOT TRYING TO "CHEAT" OR NUTHIN', JUST TRYING TO SAVE SOME TIME!

ARE YOU ABLE TO PERFORM SOME EZ TESTING WITH A CHEAP 12 VOLT TEST LIGHT OR VOLTMETER? (EITHER ONE CAN BE OBTAINED AT "HARBOR FREIGHT" FOR UNDER $6)

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Saturday, September 26th, 2015 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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1. Starter solenoid, ignition switch on steering column not key one

2. Two real mechanics with business, one does everything but electronic problems other one said he wants it when it is not starting. Everytime he has it, it started!

3. No, am older with health issues
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Saturday, September 26th, 2015 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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I WAS NOT TRYING TO BE HARD TO GET ALONG WITH

HERE TO AID AS BEST I CAN!

I TRY TO BE "REALISTIC" WITH MY RESPONSES, AND I'M NOT TRYING TO GET SOME KINDA DRAMA GOING.

AS YOU KNOW, THE DILEMMA IS, WHEN IT AIN'T A CRANKIN', YOUR GUY IS GONNA HAVE TO COME TO YOU!

I WAS GONNA SHOW YOU HOW TO TEST THE "S" TERMINAL ON YOUR SOLENOID WITH A TEST LIGHT. THE TEST WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE WHEN IT WAS DOIN' NUTHIN', THIS WOULD LET US KNOW IF THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS SUPPLYING 12 VOLTS TO THE "S" TERMINAL WHEN THE KEY WAS IN THE "START" POSITION.

BASICALLY, THAT WOULD TELL US WHICH DIRECTION IN THE SYSTEM THAT THE PROBLEM LIES.

ANOTHER

THOUGHT

I'VE SEEN THIS MANY TIMES, IT AIN'T NUTHIN' TO BE ASHAMED OF.

IN FACT, I MADE A MODIFICATION TO MY JEEP FOR THREE REASONS

1) I HATE TOTIN'/ KEEPIN' UP WITH KEYS

2) MY "KEY TUMBLER" WAS MESSED UP AND I COULD START IT WITHOUT THE KEY, THE KEYS COULD BE PULLED OUT WHILE IT WAS RUNNING, SOMETIMES IT WOULD "ACTUALLY LOCK" WHEN I TURNED IT OFF, IT DID THIS TO ME THE DAY I DROVE IT WITHOUT THE KEY! (I WAS STUCK MILES FROM HOME!) THIS IS A NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR ITEM ON A JEEP CJ.

3) "WRIST ACTION"- WHEN I WAS ABOUT 14 (IN 1977), "PAPA FINLEY", OUR NEIGHBOR TWO HOUSES DOWN, CAME OVER AND WANTED ME TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HIS CAR. I WAS UNDER THE HOOD, HE WAS ON THE KEY. NUTHIN'! HE WANTED TO SWAP POSITIONS. FIRED RIGHT UP FOR ME! +++ HE WAS UNABLE TO TWIST THE KEY ALL THE WAY TO "START". +++ AN ARTHRITIS THING! FROM TIME TO TIME I HAD TO START IT FOR HIM. THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME I HAD SEEN THE PROBLEM FIRST HAND. PROBABLY THE FIRST TIME I HAD TO SEE SOMEONE ABOUT 85 ACCEPT THAT HE WAS NOT A SPRING CHICKEN ANYMORE!

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I HAD SEEN "A SOLUTION" TO THE PROBLEM, JUST NOT THE PROBLEM TO BEGIN WITH.

WITH THIS #3, BEING ONE OF MY REASONS FOR MY MODIFICATION, I TOO SORTA EXPERIENCE THE STRAIN OF TURNING THE KEY IN IT'S FIXED FACTORY POSITION. I'VE BEEN DRIVING A JEEP CJ EVER SINCE I WAS ALLOWED ON THE ASPHALT (1981) ALTHOUGH I CAN STILL TURN IT, I FIGGERED MAKING THINGS EZier, WOULD SOLVE ALL THREE ISSUES!

HAVE YOU TRIED TO START IT SITTING ON THE PASSENGER SIDE? (DIFFERENT ARM ANGLE)

IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE READ THIS POST (LINK) BELOW, THINGS MIGHT BE BETTER EXPLAINED AND I WON'T HAVE TO HUNT AND PECK ALL NIGHT TO GET IT TO YOU!

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1998-ford-expedition-remote-start

RETURN TO THIS THREAD WITH NEWS!

THE MEDIC
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